Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hearing God, Bible

Know the Truth, or you will fall for the Lie

Last time we talked about the fact that the reason God no longer has to speak to us in an Audible Sense, or send us Angels daily, or give us Dreams and Visions constantly. How we learn how to hear the Spirit. Where the advice from our fellow Brothers and Sisters come from. The reason for Church itself. How we get to this place of Inner Peace? The answer to every question ever asked is right here. {Holding up the Bible} The Word of God.

The Reason for this is simple..
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."{2 Timothy 3: 16-17}
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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."{Hebrews 4: 12}
This is why when we first accept Jesus, when we first hear the Gospel and accept the Truth, we fall into the danger of becoming those that Jesus spoke of when explaining the parable of the Sower of the Seed..
"They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection."{Luke 8: 13-14}
Without building a solid Foundation, without reading The Word, we can soon forget, or become confused by others, and fall away. To come to that place of Truly knowing God, you must know His Word. You must allow the Spirit to Teach you, and bring things to you remembrance, that Jesus told us. If you do not know the Truth, you can and most likely will, fall for the Lie. Remember, the enemy knows The Word. He will attempt to use it against you. You must know it yourself.

Did you know that The Word declares ???
"There is no God. " 
Yup. It does. Actually, it says it twice. First in Psalms 14:1, then again in Psalms 53:1. As a matter of fact, these two Psalms are almost identical with minor differences. Most agree that they were both written by David, however, at different times addressing different issues such as referring to the first and second Temples. Regardless of the reason it was repeated, there it is. Twice.
"There is no God. "
So if you do not know the rest of the verse, someone could persuade you that, if you are to take the Bible Literally, you will have to accept the fact, that God's own "Word" declares He doesn't exist. However, if you do know the whole verse, then you can quote the WHOLE passage..
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."{Psalms 14: 1}
Big difference is it not? "There is no God" and "The fool hath said in his heart," meaning that if you say the same, you "are corrupt, and have done abominable works, there is none {Including you} that doeth good." If you are not aware of the meaning behind the words, you may be able to be tricked into believing the words that you are given out of Context.

Remember, the Devil himself used The Word when tempting Jesus..
"For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." {Luke 4: 10-11}
The Devil was quoting Psalms 91. Does it say that? Yup. How did Jesus respond? He quoted Deuteronomy 6:16
"Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."{Luke 4: 12}
You see, it does not really matter what Man says about anything. You should never take anything, including from me, as absolute Gospel. You need to take time to recharge. Time to fill up. Time to read what will never pass away. Not just Read it. But fill yourself with it.

In Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, Mark 13:31, it is recorded that Jesus said this.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." 
It is only by God's own Words that you can fully grow in Truth and Righteousness. There is no other way. In one of His recorded Prayers, Jesus said this.
 "For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me." {John 17:8}
Peter even wrote this.
"But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you." {1 Peter 1:25} 
As declared in Hebrews 13:8-9
 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein."
It is only by The Word, and spending time with God, allowing the Holy Spirit to commune with your Spirit, that you may build a solid foundation for yourself. The Word gives you Peace. The Word answers all your questions. The Word gives you Hope.
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." {Romans 15: 4}
But I can't do that. It's just too hard to memorize the Bible. It's just too tough. Truth is, when you become a Child of God, you now have the same Spirit that raised Christ Himself from the dead. You have no reason to fear ANYTHING. Get into The Word. Eat it. Digest it. If you can sing favorite Songs, or quote scenes from your favorite Movie, you can learn and understand The Word.

As a side note, also be careful of the version you are using. Some are good. Others? Some are changing all the Characters in the Bible to be Black. Not true. Some are removing all Masculine Titles for God. Not true. Some are even attempting to leave out the Resurrection. Always remember this simple Truth. Jesus said..
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." {Matthew 5: 18}
So be careful what you are reading. It may not even truly be The Word of God. God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, His Word, The Truth, is simply a constant. They are never changing. What was Sin then, is Sin now, and in some cases, will kill you quicker at that.

Good and evil never "Evolve." They do not change with the times. They do not care about Political Correctness. They do not care if you become offended. They are what they are. I really get annoyed when someone tells me, "Get with the times Man. It's 2014." And your point? "No one sees this or that as "Sin." or wrong anymore. If you do, then YOU are the one with the problem. You are this or that Phobe. Or you are an old fashioned fuddy duddy" Something to this effect.

Nope. What God called Sin then, is still Sin. He doesn't change His mind and go with the times. It was not God who "changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things." It was Man..

Romans 1:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Just because we have declared things OK. Or even deemed them a Human "Right" or whatever, doesn't mean that they are all of a sudden Right. Just because WE have changed Good to Sin and Sin to Good, does mean that it is so. Unless you KNOW the Word, you may accept things as they are, instead of knowing the Truth, they are Sin. Against God. Against Nature. You may fall for what sounds Compassionate and Right, without knowing, what you are being told, is Sin and Wrong.

Also understand this, The Word of God, The Bible, is absolute. It is not filled with Contradictions. There is not one. There is misunderstandings on our part. Misinterpretations on our part. Purposeful twisting and ignorance on our part. Not God's. If you go into the Bible, with the Spirit to understand, you will receive Eyes to See, Ears to Hear, and a Heart to understand. God can and WILL speak to you CLEARLY in His Word. This is why it is so important to make time to do so.

All the things we have talked about are wonderful and great. Would you like to be sitting in your Living Room and hear a Thunderous Voice call out from Heaven your Name? Would you like a Angel to appear from nowhere and tell you God sent Him? Would you love to have Dreams and Visions? Of course. You most likely would. Perhaps more for the experience itself, then they actual reason for the contact. But God IS waiting to talk to you. Never forget nor forsake your direct communication with God. Prayer? Yup. And this {Holding up the Bible} His Word.

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}

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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}

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