Our relationship with God.

In our business of life we can easily forget to take care of our relationship with God. Like any other relationship, we have to take care of the relationship otherwise we will grow farther from the other person. We must always remember this;
God is a Person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires and suffers as any other person may. In making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality. He communicates with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAITH AND RELIGION

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ReligiousSymbolsHere’s a statement that might get you scratching your head: I’m a serious Christian, but I’m not into religion.

Huh? For a lot of people, religion and spirituality are the same thing. But many people of faith will tell you that’s not so.

Psychiatrist Richard Pratt sees the difference this way: “Religion is a search for peace and security in an unsure world. Spirituality is that personal urge many of us have within, to listen to an inner voice from a deep ‘something’ that is calling us from the inside out.”

There’s nothing wrong with searching for peace and security. In fact, my commitment to following Jesus Christ (whom serious Christians believe is the divine Son of God) provides just that. However, it’s my faith, NOT my religion.

Fine, fine, you say. But am I guilty of linguistic hair-splitting? Some might say yes, but I’ve often found that religious…

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Pray For Guidance!

Yahuah Is Everything!!

Matthew 24:12

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. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Daniel 2:44

41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay…

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Is the Bible complicated for you?

But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.
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We can all read the Bible with our own intelligence and understanding but that is far from meaning that we understand the Bible. There is only one way to read the Word, to know God, to know His will for us, and to learn how to properly serve Him: Before we read we have to ask the Holy Spirit to give us His understanding and knowledge and to guide us to the Truth we need to learn. Teaching us all Truths is one of the roles of the Holy Spirit.The Father sent Him for that purpose. The Holy Spirit is the capable of opening our spiritual eyes and ears and reveal to us Truths in the Bible that we could never understand before or lead us to greater understanding of everything we read before. It is truly useless to try to grasp the full meaning of the Bible with our own understanding. So from now on ask the Holy Spirit to reveal all Truths to you every time you are about to read and you will discover Truths and understand verses a lot more than you ever did before!!!

Will You Stand Firm?

Yahuah Is Everything!!

Many out there today make claims that they know the Father but truly, will you pass the test to come! It is those who stay on the road to life who will endure to the end, no matter what happens to them! Read the the Bible and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide you! Will you be like the parable of the seeds cast onto the rocks or will you be the one who was cast onto fertile soil? If you can stay on the rocky path all the way to the end our Father and His Son will be waiting with open arms to receive you! This path is very hard to follow! The easy wide path to destruction is the lake of fire! Which path will you choose? Many, it says in scripture will take the wide road! Choose your road now!

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Put your trust in God at all times!

In good days as well as the worst days ever, we must trust God at all times! Nothing is surprising to Him, nothing is impossible for Him! Especially in very hard circumstances, we cannot put our focus on our problems; that will just cause us to have stress, it will affect our faith in Him cause it will ultimately cause us to doubt in His capacity to help us! Just choose to trust Him and all bad circumstances will seem very small compared to His awesome power!!!!

Who Is Your Teacher?

Yahuah Is Everything!!

Romans 3:3-4 | Scripture verses, Christian quotes, Word of god

Romans 3:4
King James Version
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Is it man we were to learn the Scriptures and what they mean? Didn’t He say, He would send the Holy Spirit to teach and comfort us! Did He not say, Call upon the Holy Spirit! Didn’t the Bible also say, All men are liars and would pervert the truth?

Who will you trust Man or the Holy Spirit? Preachers, Ministers are a dime a dozen and I personally have no faith in man whatsoever! Most are deceived by the devil! That my friends is the truth! You don’t need to go to school to be a minster of the Father! That’s hogwash! Call on the Holy Spirit! Don’t take what I say…

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Guilt!

Yahuah Is Everything!!

Sometimes the past can haunt you forever! Guilt can consume you to the point where you never fell worthy of Him! His love for us is beyond any love you will ever feel! Even knowing He has forgiven me and I accepted His Son as my Savior! I have never gotten over the things I had done! I wonder when this guilt will pass from me! No matter what I do. no matter all the good deeds I do now! I cant seem to escape the guilt inside of me! I wonder if it is my punishment for all my past sins!

I know with Him one day He might take me from here and erase all the bad things I have done! Only He knows the answer to that question! A warning, I give to you! Never harm another! Make sure you treat others as He would treat you!…

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Be Aware!

Yahuah Is Everything!!

You must be careful of fanatic’s who will come and preach their false gospels! They will come against us! They no nothing of the Father! They will act as though they know the truth but no nothing of it! Their minds are twisted by Satan! They preach one thing but do another! They will be known by their fruits and many will be deceived by their treacherous words! Believe them not because they are not His ministers! They will tell you not to judge the fruits when scripture is quite clear, that is what we were told to do!

Matthew 7:20 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and…

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Do not put your heart in danger!

Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
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It really does not matter much how much time we spend in the Word as long as what we read truly renews our minds. Most serious born again believers in Christ know they need to renew their minds every day but we (yes, myself included) are sometimes carried away by our daily life, our problems or need of distraction. We can neglect our time in the Word of of God, which means we neglect to renew our minds. I have learned by my own experience that when we do that, we starve our souls and minds. We begin to feel God is far away from us, we can’t feel His presence anymore.

That is when we put ourselves in serious danger. While our souls and minds are starving our hearts grow colder. Pretty soon after that we will start thinking this and that sin is not that bad and we will fall into temptation a lot easier. We always have to make sure our hearts are burning for Jesus. Burning for Him means total surrender of ourselves to Him, total trust in Him (no matter what our circumstances are), total relying on Him, obeying all His commands and abiding in God all the time. Jesus did not give a lot of commands to follow, He had only 2:

Then one of the scribes [an expert in Mosaic Law] came up and listened to them arguing [with one another], and noticing that Jesus answered them well, asked Him, “Which commandment is first and most important of all?”Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31

Loving your neighbor as yourself is also referred as love others like Christ loves them: “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another”
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Loving others includes all these:

Beloved, let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience].The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.] 1 John 4:7-8 amp

Finally, all of you be like-minded [united in spirit], sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted [courteous and compassionate toward each other as members of one household], and humble in spirit;and never return evil for evil or insult for insult [avoid scolding, berating, and any kind of abuse], but on the contrary, give a blessing [pray for one another’s well-being, contentment, and protection]; for you have been called for this very purpose, that you might inherit a blessing [from God that brings well-being, happiness, and protection]. Peter 3:8-9 amp

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.
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Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.
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For if you forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15

Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others].
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And there are many more Scripture on how to relate to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Renewing our minds is essential because it is working out our salvation:

“So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ].”
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Working out our salvation is done in collaboration with the Holy Spirit. It is when we allow Him to transform us from the inside out in order for us produce His fruit. It also called the sanctification process. It simply means we work with the Holy Spirit to become more and more Christlike.

Finally i will leave you with the ultimate danger of letting our hearts grow cold (not renewing our minds) Consider this carefully! Even some born again believers will not make it to heaven!:

 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]. Revelation 3:15-16 amp