GOD LOVES YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE LOVED HIS SON JESUS CHRIST 


Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World

GOD IS LOVE BECAUSE GOD HAS SENT HIS SON TO SACRIFICE HIMSELF FOR OUR SINS. GODS LOVE IS IN HIS SON…WHOM HE HAS SENT.

John 16:25-33 NKJV

 [25] “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 

[26] In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; 

[27] for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. 

[28] I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” 

[29] His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! 

[30] Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.” 

[31] Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 

[32] Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 

[33] These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 5:19-27 NKJV

Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. [20] For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. [21] For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. [22] For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, [23] that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. [24] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. [25] Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. [26] For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, [27] and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.

John 3:35-36 NKJV

The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. [36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

Their Sorrow Shall Be Multiplied 


Psalm 16:1-11 KJV

Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. 

[2] O my soul , thou hast said unto the Lord , Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; 

[3] But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 

[4] Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god : their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. 

[5] The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. 

[6] The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly heritage. 

[7] I will bless the Lord , who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 

[8] I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

[9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 

[10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 

[11] Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

FALSE DOCTRINES 

False doctrine is that which opposes some fundamental truth or that which is necessary for salvation. The following are some examples of false doctrine:


• The erasing of hell. 

The Bible describes hell as a real place of eternal torment, the destination for every unregenerate soul (Revelation 20:152 Thessalonians 1:8). A denial of hell directly contradicts Jesus’ own words (Matthew 10:2825:46) and is therefore a false doctrine.

• The idea that there are “many paths to God.” 

This philosophy has become popular recently under the guise of tolerance. This false doctrine claims that, since God is love, He will accept any religious effort as long as the practitioner is sincere. Such relativism flies in the face of the entire Bible and effectively eliminates any need for the Son of God to take on flesh and be crucified for us (Jeremiah 12:17John 3:15–18). It also contradicts Jesus’ direct words that He is the only way to God (John 14:6).

• Any teaching that redefines the person of Jesus Christ. 

Doctrine that denies the deity of Christ, the virgin birth, His sinless nature, His actual death, or His physical resurrection is false doctrine. A group’s errant Christology readily identifies it as a sect or cult that may claim to be Christian but is actually teaching false doctrine. Even many mainline denominations have begun the rapid slide into apostasy by declaring that they no longer hold to a literal interpretation of Scripture or the deity of Christ. First John 4:1–3 makes it clear that a denial of biblical Christology is “anti-Christ.” Jesus described false teachers within the church as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Matthew 7:15).

• Teaching that adds human religious works to Christ’s finished work on the cross as necessary ingredients for salvation. 

This teaching may pay lip service to salvation by faith alone but insists that a religious ritual (such as water baptism) is salvific. Some groups even legislate hairstyles, clothing options, and food consumption. Romans 11:6 warns against attempts to mix grace with works. Ephesians 2:8–9 says we are saved by the grace of God, through faith, and nothing we do can add to or take away from it. Galatians 1:6–9 pronounces a curse on anyone who changes the good news of salvation by grace.

• The teaching that presents grace as a license to sin. 

Sometimes called “easy believism,” this false doctrine implies that all one must do for right standing with God is to believe the facts about Jesus, pray a prayer at some point, and then resume control of one’s life with the assurance of heaven at the end. Paul dealt with this thinking in Romans 6. In Matthew 7:21–23, Jesus warned those who adopt this doctrine that they did not know Him at all. Second Corinthians 5:17 states that those who are “in Christ” become “new creatures.” That transformation, in response to a believer’s faith in Christ, changes the outward behaviors. To know and love Christ is to obey Him (Luke 6:46).

Satan has been confusing and perverting the Word of God since the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1–4Matthew 4:6). 

False teachers, the servants of Satan, try to appear as “servants of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:15), but they will be known by their fruits (Matthew 7:16). 

A charlatan promoting false doctrine will show signs of pride, greed, and rebellion (see Jude 1:11) and will often promote or engage in sexual immorality (2 Peter 2:14Revelation 2:20).

We are wise to recognize how vulnerable we are to heresy and make it our habit to do as the Bereans did in Acts 17:11: “they examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” 

When we make it our goal to follow the lead of the first church, we will go far in avoiding the pitfalls of false doctrine. Acts 2:42 says, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Such devotion will protect us and ensure that we are on the path Jesus set for us.

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The Ear and The Eye

The Lord God Made everything that was made. Many times in life we tend to overlook and take for granted what we perceive to be the simple things. Can you begin to imagine the complexity of the hearing ear and the seeing eye that God has created in us? Have you ever considered the operations of the brain and how the entire body is under its direction and command?  It is an amazing thought to me, of the greatness, the majesty, the grandeur, of Almighty God, and the many systems He alone has created. Not only in us as individuals, but also the entire universe….God is AMAZING. Thank You Lord for hearing ears…and seeing eyes. In Jesus Name…Amen. 

 

Proverbs 20:12 KJV

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.

Jesus says:

Matthew 13:13-17 KJV

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 

[14] And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 

[15] For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 

[16] But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 

[17] For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

HE WILL…


He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. (1 Samuel 2:9)

The Lord promises to protect us and keep us according to His will. The all-powerful God is our defense, provider and refuge in this life. Indeed, in our own strength we can do nothing, but through His strength we can do all things.

Philippians 4:11-13 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [12] I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. [13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

FIFTEEN REASONS TO READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY

This is by no means an exhaustive list, however, it’s a good starting point. 

15 Of Many Reasons To Read Your Bible Everyday: 

1) To get rid of anxiety and have peace.

Psalm 119:165 KJV

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

2) To set things right when life is out of control.

Psalm 19:7-8 KJV

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. [8] The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

3) To have direction in life and to know Gods will.

Psalm 119:105 KJV

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

4) To experience healing and deliverance. 

Psalm 107:19-20 KJV

Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. [20] He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

5) To grow in the Lord.

1 Peter 2:1-3 KJV

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, [2] As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: [3] If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

6) In order to have strength, comfort, and hope.

Psalm 119:28 KJV

My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

Psalm 119:50-51 KJV

This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. [51] The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

Psalm 119:112-116 KJV

I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. [113] I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. [114] Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. [115] Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. [116] Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

7) In order to shape yourself and your life correctly. 

Psalm 119:10-12 KJV

With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. [11] Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. [12] Blessed art thou, O Lord : teach me thy statutes.

8) In order to be able to see clearly. 

Psalm 119:129-130 KJV

Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. [130] The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

9) To know and understand what’s really in your heart.

Hebrews 4:12-16 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. [13] Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. [14] Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. [15] For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. [16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

10) In order to build up your faith.

Romans 10:17 KJV

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

11) In order to have Joy.

Psalm 16:7-11 KJV

I will bless the Lord , who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. [8] I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. [9] Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. [10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. [11] Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

12) In order to understand Gods Power.

John 1:1-3 KJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

13) In order to have life eternal and abundantly. 

Psalm 119:49-50,64-72 KJV

Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. [50] This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. [64] The earth, O Lord , is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. [65] Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord , according unto thy word. [66] Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. [67] Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. [68] Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. [69] The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. [70] Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. [71] It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. [72] The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

14) In order to distinguish good from evil.

Psalm 119:97-104 KJV

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. [98] Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. [99] I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. [100] I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. [101] I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. [102] I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. [103] How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! [104] Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

15) To understand Gods Love for you.

John 1:10-14 KJV

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. [11] He came unto his own, and his own received him not. [12] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. [14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

THIS IS WHY WE READ OUR BIBLE EVERY DAY. 

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT

James 3:2-18 KJV

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. [3] Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. [4] Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. [5] Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! [6] And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. [7] For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: [8] But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. [9] Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. [10] Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. [11] Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? [12] Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. [13] Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. [14] But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. [15] This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. [16] For where envying and strife is , there is confusion and every evil work. [17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. [18] And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
SO…DON’T OPEN YOUR MOUTH:

1) In the heat of anger.

Proverbs 14:17 KJV

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

2) When you don’t have ALL the facts.

Proverbs 18:13 KJV

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it , it is folly and shame unto him.

3) When you haven’t verified the story.

Deuteronomy 17:6 KJV

At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

4) If your words will offend a weaker brother.

1 Corinthians 8:11-12 KJV

And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? [12] But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

5) If your words will be a poor reflection of The Lord, or your friends and family.

1 Peter 2:21-23 KJV

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: [22] Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: [23] Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

6) When you are tempted to joke about sin.

Proverbs 14:9 KJV

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

7) When you would be ashamed of your words some time in the future.

Proverbs 8:6-8 KJV

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. [7] For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. [8] All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

8) When your tempted to make light of Holy things.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 KJV

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

9) If your words will convey a wrong impression. 

Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. [28] Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

10) If the issue is none of your business. 

Proverbs 14:10 KJV

The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

11) When you are tempted to tell an outright lie.

Proverbs 4:24 KJV

Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

12) If your words will damage someone’s reputation. 

Proverbs 16:27-28 KJV

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. [28] A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

13) If your words will destroy a friendship

Proverbs 25:28 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

14) When you are feeling critical. 

James 3:9 KJV

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

15) If you can’t speak without yelling.

Proverbs 25:28 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

16) When it’s time to listen.

Proverbs 13:1 KJV

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

17) In case you have to eat your words later.

Proverbs 18:21 KJV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 21:23 KJV

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 13:2-3 KJV

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. [3] He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.