“Claim no finish concluded unless it begins”

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The patterns appear ever jumbled…
mixed up when winds blow the sand
in the environment, endemic yet so
intrinsic and aid in slight of hand…
of mind… of what was told to believe
by one assumed to be as dazzling light,
the human life so dim… so bleak, and
what was told to write by one so bright,
to want what God has… what God is…
this is an eternal hunger so unfulfilled
in time immemorial, can one suppose
God’s chosen would not be indwelled…
imbibed with the words of the Book;
hence, they are ‘the people of the Book,’
keepers of the breath of God… for it
is His will to be done, not pawn or rook
in a political gambit of words in a see
and be seen world, parting man’s order
established here… without seeking God
there’d be confusion, hate and disorder;
which is then the difference of being
known or wanting to be known, imagine
something would want to be thought of
as God, a pretender… for hell to begin.

 
Matthew 24:15 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:)

 
[With the link for ‘Antichrist’ I’m not endorsing the site nor would I say I believe everything placed there but do find a very lengthly list of prophecies concerning the personage mentioned there.]

 
As to understanding coming from Daniel… here is a real quick lesson to learn by and from. Jerusalem went from being Hellenized (before 172 B.C.), by Antiochus Epiphanes IV, to being permanently garrisoned by Syrian soldiers (in 169). Daniel 9:26-27 also speaks about ‘abomination’ but in Daniel 11:31 is a telling of further cause to such a diabolical plan- to supplant the power of God for themselves… as being God and worthy of such worship. Here is another quick study on this same topic. To this end… Antiochus Epiphanes IV was a forerunner (archetype) to the Antichrist. For both Christian and Jew… the persecution will strengthen and worsen as at no other time in human history.

 

Many will try to undermine the very foundations of Christianity, laying claim to errors they have assumed for truth… about the timeframe and scope of prophecy, but have not considered (all) the evidence (some of it can be found here). The Psalms have been attributed to David historically, and factually (as a collected group of writings)… and tells us of the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross [Psalms 91]. Even to say these prophecies are just in the words of the prophets is not entirely accurate, see the link here, when 44 Messianic Prophecies were fulfilled. It is from mathematics this law is found… the associative property of algebra, what is equal on one side must be equal on the other. Taking this same view to prophecy, if prophecy of Jesus’s coming is true… then the prophecy concerning the end of the age must also be true.

 

Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the House of Bread, and a Messianic Prophecy fulfilled. Many have considered this to be a falsehood but papyri and inscriptions have confirmed Luke’s account (in Luke 2:1-7) and veracity of its telling. http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/robertsons-word-pictures/luke/luke-2-1.html

 

As it concerns the body and blood of Jesus (what many refer to as ‘The Sacrament’); which parallels with the giving of His body and shedding of blood as a living sacrifice for all whom believe in Him, it must be also be understood this is also considered ‘the cup of blessing.’ It took Jesus to die on the cross for the sins of mankind, and when He drank from the other cup… the cup of God’s wrath (the cup of sorrows)- a sure telling of something sinful man will endure without accepting ‘the cup of blessing.’ Even Jesus made this clear, found in Luke 22:42. Thusly, the breaking of bread and drinking of wine (or grape juice for some denominations) becomes: symbolic (significant of what is being represented or illustrated), demonstrative (denoting the same things Jesus was subjected to) and qualitative (to show the value each practitioner places on what was done by Jesus is revered and believed in individually).

 

 

Luke 22:20 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/22-20.html
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

 

Luke 22:42 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/luke/22-42.html
42 Saying,Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

 

[Below is from a merging of thoughts… in abstract, and from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise) from Luke 22:42.]

 

Jesus bids this passover welcome. He desired it, though he knew his sufferings would follow, because it was in order to his Father’s glory and man’s redemption. He takes his leave of all passovers, signifying thereby his doing away all the ordinances of the ceremonial law, of which the passover was one of the earliest and chief. That type was laid aside, because now in the kingdom of God the substance was come. The breaking of Christ’s body as a sacrifice for us, is therein brought to our remembrance by the breaking of bread. The shedding of Christ’s blood, by which the atonement was made, is represented by the wine in the cup.

 
[Below was fashioned from Matthew Henry’s Commentary (for Matthew 24), and is a compilation of abstracts to this end.]

 
Our Savior cautions his disciples to stand on their guard against false teachers. And he foretells wars and great commotions among nations. From the time that the Jews rejected Christ, and he left their house desolate, the sword never departed from them. See what comes of refusing the gospel. Those who will not hear the messengers of peace, shall be made to hear the messengers of war. But where the heart is fixed, trusting in God, it is kept in peace, and is not afraid. The evil day is not the further off for men’s putting it far from them. Our Lord’s coming will be happy to those that shall be found ready, but very dreadful to those that are not. When we looked forward to the eternity of misery that is before the obstinate refusers of Christ and his gospel, we may truly say,”The greatest earthly judgments are but the beginning of sorrows.” It is comforting that some shall endure even to the end.

“Do as thou wilt… and wilt thou surely will”

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More here to mete the eye or from whence turns our focus…
boundaries ‘ere set to purposely grant us out our limit,
know none and be as ‘a cut flower’ in this life without the
means to sustain it, it is God’s will not ours… must submit,
to do as we desire may not meet God’s desire for us or from
our own actions comes our own punishment, severed vine…
cut off from our very source of life to begrudge the Creator
His will… when pure and true are His thoughts so divine,
none shall escape the mete of His hands when His fill of
us has come to the end of the ages, beginning to the end,
and those found without His blood, love or fruit so grown…
need not ask,”What did I not do?,” your will tries to defend.

 

In just seven days, Palm Sunday to Passover, Jesus was praised and welcomed to scorned and put to death. How fickle is mankind… all mankind, are we not all the same here? Little did they know it was all part of God’s plan to redeem us all from our sins but we must accept God’s truth not man’s.

 

So fickle are the ways of man and mankind… to presume one’s moral compass is intact but it merely points the direction to what they might find pleasing to themselves. So too will be the coming alignment… the lines being drawn in the sands of time will mark the passing of the age of man to the boundaries of the next. It is the travails of the birthing process to ’the change coming’ which we are currently experiencing, and the presumed grating some would say they feel (through the course of interaction with others… if different views exist) is but a sensation of this truth. Just how moral are we becoming if one can do and say as they feel but another is denigrated for doing the same thing?

 
Many are the varied sayings that have come out to point the way to fulfill man’s desires, like ”It’s all good” or ”Do your own thing” or “Do as thou wilt” or “Do as ye will” and “I did it my (own) way.” These sayings, and some have been around longer than most would think probable, have been around a long time… and, sadly, the philosophy of “Do as thou wilt” comes from the notion of disobedience, disregard and dissonance- a lack of harmony. This is not a modern aberration or thing being stated and contained to current times but the times we are in will, and do, reflect more on this as being the prevalent sign of the age we are in… the time I’d call,”Novis Ordo Seclorem (New Order of the Ages).”

 
This simply begs the question,”Which do you choose… God’s side or man’s? To choose the victor or… God reigns supreme in all the affairs of man. To doubt this is to doubt the veracity of God Himself!

 
[The abstract below is from here on ‘opinion’]

 
In Ecclesiasticus 3:24, we have, “For many are deceived by their own vain opinion” (hupolepsis, “a taking up,” “a hasty judgment”), the Revised Version (British and American) The conceit of many hath led them astray.

 
A contest of wills between God’s or man’s is best seen with the Prophet Elijah and at Mount Carmel. If you can find it in your heart for your mind to change… clarity to your thinking is refreshed and renewed again? Good Friday is quickly upon us… so to is the close of the Age of Man. A ‘free will choice’ of whom we shall serve is the choice we (all) have for this Passover, 2017.

 
Mount Carmel is a time of dispelling: opinion, myth or notion to who God is vs. what we think God is! It is called El-Mohrakah, “the Burning,” or “the Burnt Place.” The impression on the minds of the people was that of admiration mingled with awe; and with one voice they acknowledged the supremacy of Jehovah as the true God. God directed and overruled the issue… as He still does in the affairs of mankind.

 
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1 Kings 18:36-39 36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!”

 

 

Will you allow God to turn your heart back to Him this Passover? A new chance to see the day in God’s light. Love for your fellow man and woman to be restored… not hate and condemnation. I pray you will! (D.V.)

“What if there was no shame?”

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There can be no darker hand
than one found to be in the light…
present and accounted for, with
believers and followers in our sight,
those that have and will be sooner
deceived by betrayers of all mankind,
the payment or pay-off for dreams
of superiority disclosed- what we find,
to say their god is our God… falsehood
next to origins claimed to be the same,
one betrayal and one betrayed… there
stands no middle ground regarding name,
to this Judas hung himself from guilt
and shame, overcome by his own action,
it is then the deceiver would feel obliged
to gloat, a false unholy gain, satisfaction,
is there not such striking parallels to
behold, then and now… repeating history,
the Bible is much more than the content
supplied by forty four Authors, not a story
based on fiction… a lineage of people
with warts and all, nothing fabricated
but straight forward to stand the test of
time, as mankind sees it to be related…
this is inspired by God Himself, aided by
the Spirit for the fulness of manifest life,
a telling of God’s gift of choice, free will,
to decide for ourselves for love or of strife,
unchanging and timeless as the Kingdom
of the living God has spoken, Emmanuel1️⃣…
God with us, this is openly declared by
The God of Abraham, our God is real.

 

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This image is found and used with Pastor Steve Gaines.

 

1… Emmanuel: also Immanuel… cross referenced here- Genesis 21:22; Isaiah 8:8,10 and Matthew 1:23. Isaiah 7 tells us of the sign of Immanuel and you can read it here.

 

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This image comes from composedbygrace.blogspot.com

Proverbs 11:30-31
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

 

 

[Found below and coming from here, from an understanding of Proverbs 11 and scripture]

 

 

2. Self-conceit is unteachable; the humble grow wise (compare Proverbs 16:18, 18:12).

 
[Found below is from here, through Matthew Henry Commentary… explained in Proverbs 11:8]

 

 

So precious are the saints in God’s eye that he gives men for them, Isa. 43:3, Isa. 43:4.

 

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This image was found at Touching the King Khollandsblog.wordpress.com

 

He that is wise, by communicating his wisdom, wins souls, wins upon them to bring them in love with God and holiness, and so wins them over into the interests of God’s kingdom among men. The wise are said to turn many to righteousness, and that is the same with winning souls here, Dan. 12:3. Abraham’s proselytes are called the souls that he had gotten, Gen. 12:5. Those that would win souls have need of wisdom to know how to deal with them; and those that do win souls show that they are wise.

“Is it wise to be ‘Joy’ filled?”

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When you have desires for peace that transcend man’s condition…
consider the King of all Kings, as He is the God most high,
without His indwelling your heart, mind and spirit there is loss…
the loss of God is the separation, as we need God to be nigh,
and this emptiness cannot be filled by anything else, nothing else
will do… can restore but we can ask His forgiveness and count…
count to Him as one of His own, lost, now returned, then will true
joy be discovered, for it is a joyous thing to be seen in the amount
of people coming from the whole Earth willing to accept God’s
truth, not their own (man’s own), as this is not in God’s own plan…
for we do not need a god acting as if they are a genie here, what
God desires of us is: acceptance, worship and obedience by clan,
man and woman, Mother and Father, Brother and Sister… those
seeking God will find Him, His signature is seen throughout creation,
and what we do with acknowledging Him first is to find there are
none like Him, the living God, life comes by His loving restoration.

 

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Proverbs 14:12 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/proverbs/14-12.html
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

 
Isaiah 46:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/isaiah/46-9.html
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

 
Wide is the path to destruction and there will be many on it… so unaware of the direction their feet have moved to guide them to. Allow me to share one, found here… where on the surface it appears wholesome… such is not the case. Nowhere is there one mention, not even in passing, of Jesus Christ at all. True hope for the world is found in Him, by Him and through Him- nothing else will ever come close enough to truth. I ask you… is this (then) no different than Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, Noetic Sciences or any other faith that does not view Jesus Christ the same way?

 
Psalm 105:43 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/105-43.html
43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

 
[What is stated below, in abstract, comes from here.]

 
Connect every view you have of Christ in His other graces with this first one: “Of God He is made to you righteousness.” This will keep you in perfect peace. Thus shall you enter into, and dwell in, the rest of God. So shall your inmost being be transformed into being righteous and doing righteousness. In your heart and life it will become manifest where you dwell; abiding in Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, you will share His position, His character, and His blessedness: “Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” Joy and gladness above measure will be your portion.

 

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Hosea 14:9 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/hosea/14-9.html
9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

 
Job 20:5 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/job/20-5.html
5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

 

 

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[Below comes in the form of a very short abstract, from here, on ‘Joy.’]

 
God’s kingdom is described as “righteousness, peace and joy” ( Rom 14:17 ). Certainty of salvation is a cause for joy, as the disciples are commanded to “rejoice that your names are written in heaven” ( Luke 10:20 ). Fellowship with Jesus brings continuous joy (John 15-17).

 

2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/2-corinthians/1-24.html
24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

 
Psalm 16:11 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/16-11.html
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.

 

Images from here.

“The hard part comes nearer to heart”

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There is a time in every Christian’s life
when realization is the measure of life…
the life we say we have found in Jesus
is to be exemplified even amid our strife,
and this very struggle is not the same as
when there is no conflict but drum and fife…
(real or imagined) we are to love our enemies!

 

It should be apparently easy to show love
when it is to a: Mother, Sister or Brother
but it quickly turns more difficult to love
someone causing you harm as another
when: a differing faith, believing something
you do not, an enemy you’d sooner smother…
(real or imagined) we are to love our enemies!

 

This is not just to be recognized but shown
in the actions we are to take… to heart,
love has come into the world to forgive
us all, to be known… and never to part
from our lives, and inorder for us to get
through, to the finish, we need to start…
(real or imagined) we are to love our enemies!

 

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Matthew 5:44 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/5-44.html
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

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[What is observed below comes from the ‘Commentary Critical’ to the scripture above, found here by clicking through the ‘compare button’ and clicking on the ‘Commentary’ near the bottom of the page.]

 

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Ye are the salt of the earth–to preserve it from corruption, to season its insipidity, to freshen and sweeten it. The remedy for this, says our Lord here, is the active presence of His disciples among their fellows. The character and principles of Christians, brought into close contact with it, are designed to arrest the festering corruption of humanity and season its insipidity.

 

Ye are the light of the world–This being the distinctive title which our Lord appropriates to Himself ( John 8:12 , 9:5 ; and see John 1:4 John 1:9 , 3:19 , John 12:35 John 12:36 )–a title expressly said to be unsuitable even to the highest of all the prophets ( John 1:8 )–it must be applied here by our Lord to His disciples only as they shine with His light upon the world, in virtue of His Spirit dwelling in them, and the same mind being in them which was also in Christ Jesus. Nor are Christians anywhere else so called.

 

Let it be observed, too, that while the two figures of salt and sunlight both express the same function of Christians–their blessed influence on their fellow men–they each set this forth under a different aspect. Salt operates internally, in the mass with which it comes in contact; the sunlight operates externally, irradiating all that it reaches. Hence Christians are warily styled “the salt of the earth”–with reference to the masses of mankind with whom they are expected to mix; but “the light of the world”–with reference to the vast and variegated surface which feels its fructifying and gladdening radiance.

 

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But I say unto you, Love your enemies–The word here used denotes moral love, as distinguished from the other word, which expresses personal affection. Usually, the former denotes “complacency in the character” of the person loved; but here it denotes the benignant, compassionate outgoings of desire for another’s good. Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you–The best commentary on these matchless counsels is the bright example of Him who gave them. (See 1 Peter 2:21-24 ; and compare Romans 12:20 Romans 12:21 , 1 Corinthians 4:12 , 1 Peter 3:9 ). But though such precepts were never before expressed–perhaps not even conceived–with such breadth, precision, and sharpness as here, our Lord is here only the incomparable Interpreter of the law in force from the beginning; and this is the only satisfactory view of the entire strain of this discourse. When we find God’s own procedure held up for imitation in the law, and much more in the prophets, we may see that the principle of this surprising verse was nothing new: but the form of it certainly is that of One who spake as never man spake.

 

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Images from here.

“When ‘Human Rights’ do not come into play… life (itself) is assailed”

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You can thank Hillary for helping POTUS Obama (and the OIC) by assisting (aiding) them to pass UN Resolution 16/18. If you are unfamiliar with this Resolution… you need to do some quick study on it and research its intent. Although it was framed under ‘Human Rights’ it would supersede the values ‘Human Rights’ openly declares all humanity should have- in other words, it violates (blatantly) what the UN has said (openly) for many years- since Dec. 10th, 1948.

 
When did it become OK to blaspheme Christians
and Christianity but another is offered support?
This is done with the clearest of intentions but
no one will speak out and proscribe the import
of such vilification as being wrongly induced on
the people of the world over, thoughts by part…
thus rendered impartial to clear partiality and
a slippery slope, the skids greased, for a start
of radical belief imposed on us all… regardless
of our own belief being counter to such absurdity,
therein is the crux of the problem… when one
thinks there is a needed atonement is stupidity,
there has never been an idea: hurt, harmed or
bothered by what someone else thinks is right,
it is only when people take action into their own
hands and hurt, harm or kill peace to all in sight.

 
With ‘Human Rights’ no one has the right to take another life, based solely on their belief, but without ‘Human Rights’ (for the general masses) we create the environment that allows the religious fervor of ‘mob rule’ to command us all! From within the mindset of ‘mob rule’ we will see more individuals step forth… and plunge themselves into the madness of actions without concern or compassion for anyone else. See one such example in Pakistan, courtesy of Al Jazeera. Vigilantism would then be encouraged and honored.

 

Blasphemy happens every day at ‘The Dome of the Rock,’ for on their Shrine are these words,”O People of the Book! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning God save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God, and His Word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in God and His messengers, and say not ‘Three’ – Cease! (it is) better for you! – God is only One God. Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. … Whoso disbelieveth the revelations of God (will find that) lo! God is swift at reckoning!” This is Blasphemy to Christianity… for we believe Jesus was: The Deliverer, Savior, Messiah, Son of God and God Himself. As a Christian… I believe the truth will stand on its own- and I do not need to attack someone if they do not believe as I do.

 

See more to this story found here, and one on what ‘Monotheism’ actually comes down to- look to the first comment on this article. People can also look here and decide for themselves how irreverent this becomes.

“Thoughts on being fruitful”©

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“Unending… unless we turn our backs”©

Can I dip my quill in eternity
and not be affected by it?
To think I would feel nothing
from such conceit…
such audacity…
to not think beyond the scope
of my own nose,
I drop to my calloused knees and
pray my words do not come from
defiance or insolence,
rather boldness and courage to
exemplify the thoughts I’m given…
the insights to unfold, the gifts
of the spirit within me…
the one that guides my pen
across the paper revealing the
mysteries found within the
great pyramids, heard from
the Oracle at Delphi or given
to Frost and Dickinson…
the thoughts of immortality,
the whispers of wind that have
sung their songs to lift the hearts
and minds of men and women,
the songs of equality…
of purpose… of mettle,
spanning the ages and settling on
chins to lower eyes to see
those needing our hands more
than we do ourselves,
can we not deserve to serve
ourselves the same charity or
the same wonder… and the same
hope we can give of the season,
it would be the gift that keeps
the circle complete… intact,
to reach back from our past
to our present… the time of today,
the day we need each other most…
the spirit shall remain as free
as the one that sees it for what it is…
for it is what we are…
and what we can do is find it in
others before we turn our backs
to this truth…
or even on ourselves.

 

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If fruit is to be understood at all it needs to be: more than an abstract in thought, found how growth happens, realized to be growing or grown, and when the nutrients it has or contains do their work for us. There is more to fruit than meets the eye… and though it is nice to look at, we will never get the full benefit to what we look at by just staring at it, will we?

 

The merest thought of fruit is enough for some people to think of what they might have instead of the reason they have it. This could be viewed as an abstraction of the fruit, where we could be drawn away from the specifics of ‘why there is fruit’ to the general view… it is enough to know you have it. It is found in this way of thinking a greater inaccuracy… then is found in abstract: love, equality, justice and freedom- left as a stated quality but not truly expressing or sharing the fullest of the innate qualities each has or is granted us to believe as coming from them.

 

As to growth for a Christian… simply stated, growth comes to those who are in contact with the source of life itself. If fruit is to grow (at all) then it must remain (being an integral part) one with the limb or branch of the tree it comes from until ripened. As in this case (for the Christian) even maturation and separation from the tree (as by such an analogy) does not mean we should think any less of there being a connection with the Lord than the Spiritual connectedness we are to maintain with Him in the first place.

 

John 15:5 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/15-5.html
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

John 15:1 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/15-1.html
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

 
As to the nutrients (the benefits coming from them) of the fruit becoming a part of our lives- first we must ingest the fruit itself. After it is eaten, the flesh of the fruit, then we can digest it… and the benefits become comprehensive. With a clear understanding of life, and life itself being the focus, light becomes the revealer to clarity of meaning (what I’m tempted to call a form of ‘photo-genesis’ or sight of how important it is to be found in light) as growth comes by living in the light of God.

 
John 8:12 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/8-12.html
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 
John 6:51 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/6-51.html
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 
So what does it mean to be ‘fruitful?’ We are told to be fruitful and multiply… in Genesis 9:7, pertaining to ’the transmission of life’ and a promise through covenant.

 
Be fruitful, &c.–The first part relates to the transmission of life, the original blessing being reannounced in the very same words in which it had been promised at first [ Genesis 1:28 ].

 

Fruit of the Spirit, found here and explained to be seen in our christian walk with God.

 

Consequently it is important not only to know what the fruit of the Spirit is but diligently to attempt to make it an integral part of one’s own Christian life. No one ever drifts into spiritual maturity or excellence. It demands a yielding of life to the Spirit’s leading by means of the Bible ( Rom 8:14 ; Gal 5:18 ) and this can involve, at times, a real battle. The Christian life for Paul is always a combination of the work of the Spirit of God in originating fruit and the cooperation of the will of the individual.

 
What is found below comes from here, by way of Psalm 18:19, and The Treasury of David.

 
He delivered me, because he delighted in me. Free grace lies at the foundation. Rest assured, if we go deep enough, sovereign grace is the truth which lies at the bottom of every well of mercy. Deep sea fisheries in the ocean of divine bounty always bring the pearls of electing, discriminating love to light. Why Jehovah should delight in us is an question without an answer, and a mystery which angels cannot solve; but that he does delight in his beloved is certain, and is the fruitful root of favours as numerous as they are precious. Believer, sit down, and inwardly digest the instructive sentence now before us, and learn to view the uncaused love of God as the cause of all the lovingkindness of which we are the partakers.

 

Jeremiah 15:16 KJV
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16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

 
Accordingly, what is listed below is not thought to be literal (I do not think everything in the Bible is suppose to be figuratively understood either) but let’s go with it. Found here… and look below for ’The Commentary on the Whole Bible’ for the reference. There would not be a mention to what will happen in the stomach if it was figurative, would there?

 
(Revelation 10:9, Revelation 10:10 ). The idea is to possess himself fully of the message and digest it in the mind; not literal eating, but such an appropriation of its unsavory contents that they should become, as it were, part of himself, so as to impart them the more vividly to his hearers.

“There are those called to service… and those called unbelievers”

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Lo and behold… to the ears and hearts of men,
it is from the mind a man decides wrong or right
but in light of God’s calling to us throughout the
ages, know it was God that came to Earth in sight
of men and all mankind, to die to the sins we were
born to and to rise again in resurrection… in life
eternal and not an eternal death, this is where man
sees what he wants to… to see hate in such strife
but God has given you, Oh man, a choice (free will)
to believe in Him or not, He will honor your choice…
so don’t think for one brief second God hates you
unless you seek to kill His own or His holy voice.
So choose you this day, Nay, this very hour… to
What you would believe or not, for it is much better
For God to see what choice you have made, and
For your Brother to know you follow it ‘by the letter.’

 

 

Beliefs picture

What nature do you claim… and exhibit? Let’s show the world God lives here!

 

Letter: look either here… or here.

 
In 2 Corinthians 3:6 , “the letter” means the Mosaic law as a written law.

 
Isaiah 56:8 KJV
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8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

 

[Below come through this link… and click through the bottom of the page for ‘Commentary Critical’ on this scripture above.]

 

house . . . for all peopleor rather, “peoples.” No longer restricted to one favored people ( Malachi 1:11 , John 4:21, John 4:23, 1 Timothy 2:8 ). To be fully realized at the second coming ( Isaiah 2:2-4 ). No longer literal, but spiritual sacrifice, namely, “prayer” shall be offered ( Psalms 141:2 , 51:17 , Malachi 1:11 , Matthew 21:13 ).

 

It is by, through and from the grace of God Himself… there is nothing you can do to earn this. You can set about doing the will of the Father… and know this is what is required of us- to show our love for Him (Jesus) is sincere. We do works not to earn anything but the works we do come by our faith in Him and our love to be returned.

 

 

Know what has been done for you (sealed and marked for inheritance… a deposit made) by your belief, chosen by the will of God, and what we are called to do.

 

[This is found here and listed below… ]

 

Once a person begins to comprehend the heart of holy love, then there is no response other than an outward orientation, in worship and service (Hebrews 12:10, Hebrews 12:14 ). Both Testaments attest that nothing less than holiness will fully satisfy the nature of God. Thus, redemption is not complete in deliverance alone. The believer is set free in order to become like the One who redeems. It is his will that his own would be like him in every respect.

 

Warning and Encouragement
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

 

[Found below and from here.]

 

despise not–literally, “Do not hold of little account.” Betraying a contumacious spirit of unbelief ( Hebrews 3:12 ), as “faint” implies a broken-down, weak, and desponding spirit. “Chastening” is to be borne with “subjection” ( Hebrews 12:9 ); “rebuke” (more severe than chastening) is to be borne with endurance ( Hebrews 12:7 ). “Some in adversity kick against God’s will, others despond; neither is to be done by the Christian, who is peculiarly the child of God. To him such adverse things occur only by the decree of God, and that designed in kindness, namely, to remove the defilements adhering to the believer, and to exercise his patience”.

 

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The image here was attained through ‘Ram’s horn, Yahoo search results,’ but also shown some rather vulgar pictures… so I will not include the link here.

 

 

The call of God… seen below, and from here.

 

In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, to Jews and Gentiles alike ( Matthew 28:19 ; Mark 16:15 ; Romans 9:24 , Romans 9:25 ). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable if they reject it ( John 3:14-19 ; Matthew 22:14 ).

“Cherish God’s love and His promises”

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Making reference to the Bible and saying you are well
versed is one thing… when one’s actions don’t match
up there is undue doubt to the profoundness of its claim…
of what is then stated and shown to be against the latch
of any believer, ‘the why’ is the next obvious question to
be asked, where true discernment comes to be so vital,
if one cannot tell the purpose and need to use deception
is based on being a part of something perceived as nodal…
a connection point, again ‘the why’ comes back as if to say
there could be more… much more to be said or to be found
If there is but an active imagination to reasons people do
what they do… what they say or take offense to all around,
and then to lodge complaint about someone they don’t even
know, let alone feign they are a part of the family of God…
If this was as true as they represented themselves to be, a
Brother does not try to rip you apart, no response to applaud,
the Good Samaritan comes to mind, or the log in one’s eye
not seen but the splinter in another becomes their new focus
as due cause for them to slight inclusion of God’s love or the
reason needed for forgiveness… self seeking then a bonus
but is not the reason mankind needs Jesus, the Savior, for
we have all been born into sin and do see through the glass
this darkly, thinking we have it so right and yet would be so
wrong in our assumptions, learned more our defects we gloss
and slap the hand or face of the distressed, a widow, an orphan
when there is no love coming from what was learned, now black
and white instead of wrong or right… rendered to form without
the substance to sustain the forgiveness rendered, now a lack
and demonstrative functionality of love, real love… God’s own
Son came from heaven, chose a people to tell the whole world
of His existence… and from selfishness they were scattered…
as history would indicate, there has never been a people seen to
return to their land before, God’s deliverance is what mattered.

 
[The view shown below, on Brotherly love… in abstract (Christian to Christian or neighbor to neighbor), comes from here.]

 

As A Moral Ideal:

 

And the Christian ideal of society is that a similar relation should exist between all men without limit or distinction. Agape, “love” (see CHARITY), is the word in the New Testament that generally denotes this ideal. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” is the whole law of conduct as between man and man (Matthew 22:39,40); and neighbor includes every man within one’s reach (Luke 10:29), even enemies (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:35). Without the love of man, the love of God is impossible, but “he that abideth in love abideth in God” (1 John 4:16,20).

 

As Actual Between Christians:

 

Yet it is the Christian’s duty, like God, to maintain his disposition of love and benevolence to those that hate and curse him (Luke 6:27,28). But within the Christian community, love should respond to love, and find its fulfillment, for there all men are, or should be, God’s sons actually, “because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts, through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us” (Romans 5:5). And this mutual love within the Christian brotherhood (1 Peter 5:9) is called philadelphia.

 

Please come to find this article and this letter (article) are inextricably linked together.

 

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