Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mining for Wisdom. Knowledge vs Wisdom.

Is Knowledge enough? 



Simply put, No. Knowledge is vastly different than Wisdom. Knowledge is knowing stuff. Wisdom is knowing how to apply it.

It breaks down like this. Knowledge is simply gathering and or obtaining Information from Studying Surroundings and or through Education of supplied Data that provides answers to many questions. Wisdom is knowing what to do with the Knowledge obtain in various ways.

Some examples? You obtain Knowledge through others, a Parent, a Sibling, or even through reading material, that an operating Stove is hot to the touch, and you could get seriously burned if you touch it with your bare skin.

Wisdom? Not touching it.

You obtain Knowledge through others, a Parent, a Sibling, or even through reading material, that playing in the midst of Traffic could become detrimental to your well being. That if a Vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed were to strike you, you could be seriously injured and or killed.

Wisdom? Do not play in Traffic.

Again, Knowledge is knowing stuff. Wisdom is knowing how to apply it.

The Word of God IS the ultimate Knowledge. Every answer, to every question, can be found here. {Holding up the Bible.} You can feed your Mind and Spirit full daily on all the Vast Wisdom of God. On all this Truth and Righteousness of our Creator. You can KNOW beyond knowing everything in this Book. Yet? If you do not have the Wisdom of how to apply it to your Life, it profits you nothing. It means nothing.

Ever hear someone say, or perhaps you thought this yourself of someone, perhaps a Pastor or such, "Oh they know the Bible. They can quote it. They must be a better person than I." Well? You know who else can quote the Bible Chapter and Verse? As a matter of Fact, he was there when it was written. He actually walked WITH Jesus. Side by Side. Face to Face. He was there at His Death. He witnessed His Resurrection. Yet, I would be pretty confident in saying I do not believe that he will see Heaven. His name? Lucifer. Satan. The Devil.

Proverbs 2:1-2
"My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding."
Remember in Proverbs 3:5-8, Solomon warns us that we should NEVER consider ourselves as Wise but always allow God to direct our steps and our Lives.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones."
If all you are doing, and I know this may sound harsh, but if all you are doing is learning what this says "Holding up the Bible" and attempting to simply follow it without Wisdom, you are in danger of being like the Religious Folks that Jesus was talking to when He said this in Matthew 15:8-9
"This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
He was quoting Isaiah 29:13-14
"And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”
It is not enough to know that God says,

Have no other gods before God

Do not take God's Name in Vain

Do not commit Idolatry

Remember the Sabbath

Honor your Father and Mother

Do not Murder

Do not commit Adultery

Do not Steal

Do not Lie

Do not Covet.

Wisdom is actually doing and not doing said things. You know that Do not Murder is a Commandment from God. Yet? If you go out and Murder someone, what did it Profit you to have that Knowledge?

OK, I know, most will never go out and Murder someone. But how about this minor little thing? Ever been going on a trip, and you are on a highway, and the speed limit is 70? Yup. Some of you know where I'm going with this? All of a sudden, you see flashing lights behind you. Why? You had the knowledge that the speed limit is 70, yet you did not have the Wisdom to keep your speed under that.

What about this one? This is a biggy. John 3:16-18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God."
Or what about this one? John 10:9
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture."
Or of course this one? John 14:6
"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Now, if you did not know, now you have obtained the Knowledge that Jesus IS the only way to Heaven. He is the ONLY way to God. He is the ONLY way of and to Salvation. There is no other way. No Works can Save you. No "Religion" can Save you. No "Religion," including "Christianity" by the way, can Save you. Religion is not Salvation. Jesus and Jesus alone, IS.

Wisdom is NOT seeking Worldly Wisdom that says there are many ways to God. Wisdom is not learning about this Teacher or that Teacher, or washing Pots or Pans, or Eating Meat or not, or Dressing in this or that manner.

True Wisdom is knowing that Jesus is the Way. He and he alone is Salvation. That all you have to do is accept His Sacrifice for you. His Blood for your Blood. His death for your death. His Resurrection for your Eternal Life.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be blessed, be a blessing, and Jesus is Lord!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Psalm 95

Psalm 95



1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mining for Wisdom. What is Wisdom?

What is Wisdom?


The Word declares in Proverbs 3:13-18
"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed."
More precious than Silver, Gold, or even Jewels. "Nothing you desire can compare to her." Wisdom. "Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor." Wisdom. When God asked Solomon what he wanted, anything in the entire World, Solomon ask for nothing more than Wisdom. As a result? I Kings 3:5-14
"At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”"
There was none other like Solomon. He became so Wise that Rulers from all around the World came to see his Wisdom. God also made him the Richest person to ever walk this Earth. He gave him relative Peace and long life. There was never a one like Solomon, nor shall there ever be again. All this, because he sought out Wisdom, before anything else. His desire was to find Wisdom.

What IS Wisdom?
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." {Proverbs 1:7}
Do not be mislead. We are not talking about the Wisdom of Man here. We are not talking about what Society says is Wise. 1 Corinthians 18-20
"Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”"
See, it does not matter what Man says. It does not matter what Society says. After all, they do not even hear the Truth. They cannot even understand that they can be Saved by simply accepting the Truth that Jesus came and died for them. Remember, to the World THIS, the Truth. The Sacrifice of Jesus, is what? Yup. Foolishness. 1 Corinthians 1:23
"But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;"
So we are talking about Heavenly, Godly, Wisdom. Not Worldly, Man based Wisdom. God IS Wisdom. James 3:17
"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere."
This is what we should be seeking out.
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." {James 1:5}
Let me share with you a brief story. Not sure if I ever shared this here or not. Back in the early days of my Life, around 20 ish I think, I met two Men, Dwight and James. These two Men were instrumental in helping me become Saved. But perhaps not how you would imagine.

See, both these Men claimed to be Christian. Both claimed to be "Born Again.": However, they were both telling me two completely different things. One would tell me that it was all Supernatural. That I had to be Baptized to be Saved. That I had to "Speak in Tongues" and I had to be "Slain in the Spirit." His Church went on for hours. From 8 am with Donuts and Bagels to the afternoon. If you have ever seen "Blues Brothers" it was like that. Dancing and bouncing off the walls. People falling on the floor and convulsing. It was quite the experience.

The other was telling me, that was all kinda nonsense. That Worship should be organized and clear understanding. That Baptism was nothing more than an outward sign of my Proclaimed Faith in Jesus. That "Speaking in Tongues" is nothing more than speaking in your own language. Praying to God.

So how could these two Men be so far apart, claim to both be the same Saved through Jesus and "Born again?" How is this Truth? So I started a quest if you will. Looking into other Denominations and even Religions. After some time, I heard clear as day, "Are you done?" My response was something like "Done with what Lord? I'm more confused than I have ever been." God's response to me? "Stop trying to learn from the creation, learn from the Creator."

{Holding up the Bible} THIS. This is Wisdom. This is Truth. This is learning directly from the Creator of all things. THIS. Not anything else. Nothing else can even compare.

I want to know what God says about Abortion. "Well, 1973, a group of people in Black Robes declared that it was a Woman's Choice to kill her unborn Child through a Medical Procedure called Abortion." NO! This says Abortion is the Murder of the most innocent of all Life. It is NOT ok. It is not Wisdom, rather confusion and foolishness.

I want to know what God says about Homosexuality. "Well, in 2015, a group of people in Black Robes declared that Gay People have a Right to Marry and Homosexuality is good and natural and should be protected by Law." Some Churches have even started to teach that this is now ok. NO! This says Homosexuality is both against God and Nature. This says that Homosexuality is Sin. It is NOT ok. It is not Wisdom, rather confusion and foolishness.

I want to know what God says about Bowing before Statues and Praying to Mary, or this Saint or that. "Well, the Church said in blah blah blah..." NO! This says that we are not to put anything before God. That we should not commit Idolatry. It is NOT ok. It is not Wisdom, rather confusion and foolishness.

Mary can't Save you. Saint Peter, Saint Paul. Saint so and so from so and so can't Save you. Only Jesus can. Only, by accepting His Sacrifice, can you be Saved. There is no other way. Any other stuff? It is NOT ok. It is not Wisdom, rather confusion and foolishness.

Next time we will be discussing the difference in Knowledge and Wisdom. There is a very distinct difference. An important one that we must understand. If you are Mining for Riches? If you are seeking out Glory? May I suggest to you? That you start Mining for Wisdom. Worked out for Solomon.

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}


Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Psalm 94

Psalm 94



1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.

3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

5 They break in pieces thy people, O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.

6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

7 Yet they say, The Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

10 He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law;

13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.

14 For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Shout it Out

Spread the News. 


Spread it far and wide. Don't forget this simple fact. You have been SAVED!!! Saved from Death, and Hell itself.
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." {Revelation 21:8}
You were on your way.
"They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might" {2 Thessalonians 1:9}
Even Jesus warned us this in Matthew 13:41-42
"The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
This was YOU. YOU have been Saved from this. How? Someone else came before you. Stood before you and the Judgement Seat of God. Said "I accept their Punishment. I accept their beating. I accept their Guilt and Sin. I lay down my Life, that they may not have to. I die for them."

We see stories all the time. Man saved Girl from burning Car. Girl Saved kid from Drowning. Someone pulls Someone out of a Burning House. ETC. They are all over the News. They may even receive some sort of Award. They are deemed Heros.

In the extreme cases, we hear how Someone actually died while Saving Someone else. We see pictures of crying people, makeshift Memorials set up where the incident took place, and great talk of how brave and heroic that person was.

That Someone, that Saved YOU, from the Darkest Pit, Hottest Fire, and Eternal Suffering, is Jesus. Where is His name? Where is His Memorial? Where are you when Someone talks about Him? I'm not trying to guilt you into anything or make you feel bad, but the Truth is, a lot of "Christians" get Saved and then remail Silent.

They remain Silent mostly out of Fear. Fear of what others may think of them. Fear of losing a Job. Fear of losing a Friend. Even Fear of losing a Loved one who decides that if you are going to believe in the Jesus, they can no longer have you in their Life. The sad truth is this. It is possible that all that could indeed take place. You could lose your Job. God can and will get you a new one. You could lose a Friend. They were never truly your Friend. God will give you many TRUE Friends. You may lose a Loved One. A Family Member. God will increase your Family to the numbers of Stars and Sand. Remember what Jesus said when they came to Him and said His Family was looking for HIm?
"Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”" {Luke 8:19-21}
DON'T BE SILENT! Shout it out! Spead the News. Spread it Far and Wide. Jesus tells us plainly in Matthew 10:32-33
"So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
King David wrote this in one of his Psalms
"I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation." {Psalm 40:9-10}
King David so loved the Lord God that he Dance nearly Naked in the Streets and many found that to be disgraceful but he couldn't have cared less.
"As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart."

"And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!”And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord." {2 Samuel 6:16, 20-21}
Jesus SAVED you from Hell. A place of immense and indescribable torture and suffering. He pulled you out of the Pit. He took your place. He Sacrificed Himself for YOU. Why are you even concerned what someone else may think of you Thanking Him for what He did? When you tell others, you are in a way, Thanking God for Jesus, and Jesus, for dying for you. Paul tells us this in Romans 10:9-10
"because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved."
This is Good News. This is GREAT News. Peter tells us this in 1 Peter 3:15
"but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,"
Don't be silent. Do not keep to yourself. You were nearly killed, rightfully so, for your Sins and own Foolishness. Jesus Saved you. Here is the other thing. Jesus can Save those you care about too. I really want you to think about this. You say you do not say anything or talk about Jesus because you are afraid of what someone you Love may think about you. Please think about this.

Is it Love, to receive the Greatest Gift you could ever receive, and keep it to yourself? Is it Love, to nearly fall into a Fire and be Saved, only to sit back and silently watch Someone you say you love blindly walk right into the Fire? It is Love, watching Someone you claim to love banging on the Gate to Heaven, in extreme Panic knowing now it is all True and Real, watching them be case away, while you stand there with the Key in your Hand?

What happens if someone you care about does reject you if you share with them the Gospel? Well, they make their own choice. You can rest assured of this fact. You did your best. They chose not to listen. You did your part.

Shout it Out! Tell the World! Do not be Silent. Share the Good News, Jesus IS Lord!

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"


That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}


Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Psalm 93

Psalm 93




1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ask, Seek, Knock, Knocking

We Asked, Sought, why Knock? 



Seriously. What is the difference? Why did Jesus say this in Matthew 7:7?
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
I Asked. I am Seeking. So what is the difference? Why did Jesus include knocking? Did you notice the three different Senses being considered here?

1- Asking is Verbal.

2- Seeking is Mental.

3- Knocking is Physical.

Christians are to use their Mouths and Petition God for their needs and desires. Remember there is power in Words. God Spoke the Universe into existence. He tells us all throughout His Word things like,
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." {Proverbs 18:21}
And
"Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him."{Mark 11:23}
Also this one.
"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." {Romans 10:9}
The Word tells us we call things into existence {Romans 4:17}. That we can bind and lose things with great power as Children of God {Matthew 18:18}. Jesus also included Seeking, which would be done in the Mind. In the Heart. To greatly desire knowledge of God. To put God before all else. {Exodus 20, Matthew 6:33}, To renew our way of thinking. To trust in God {Romans 8}.

But then there is still one left. Knocking. To knock involves Physical Movement. A Person that wants to Knock on a door, has to take action. Although Asking and Seeking are, without a doubt of great importance, they would be incomplete without Knocking. If a person needs something from someone behind a door, the most natural thing to do is Knock. Most keep Knocking until the door is opened and the Desire is met.

Jesus said he was going to be coming and knocking on our Door. Revelation 3:20
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me."
He pleads with us to be in a time of ready when this happens. Luke 12:36
"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks."
How do we do this? By Asking and Seeking. If we are not ready, it could be very bad for us. We could be left behind. Our Lord will simply move on and Dine with those that are ready.

"But Jesus told us to knock. Not that He was going to knock. What Door are we to be knocking on?" Actually, He said both, but what Door are we to be Knocking on? HIM. He is the Door. John10:7-10
"So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
Keep this in mind also though. He will not always be available. There will come a time when He will shut that door for good. Luke 13:25-27
"Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.'"
Think about this. Jesus Sought us out. He Knocked on our Door. He called us out and Asked us to follow Him. All we had to do was open the Door. Now He wants us to Ask, Seek, and Knock. He wants us to Love Him as much as He Loves us. He wants us to know that He is there for us. This is why He told us this.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
Are you Asking, Seeking, and Knocking? Are you receiving from God? More importantly, are you sure that you are ready when He comes and Knocks on your door?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray.

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord.

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