THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY, AND WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD, WE CAN - EVEN 'LOVE ONE'S ENEMIES'.
IS IT EASY? NO. IS IT POSSIBLE, YES. LET'S LEARN. www.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Proverbs 16:7, 25:21; Micah 7:6; Matthew 5:43-48, 6:9-15; Matthew 10:34-39; Luke 6:27-36; Romans 5:6-11, 12:1-21; Colossians 1:21-23. Knowing the 'real enemy' - Genesis 3; the Book of Job, Chapters 1-2; Matthew 4:1-11, 13:25, 39, 25:41; Luke 4:1-13, 8:12; John 6:70, 8:44, 13:2; Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:26; Ephesians 4:17, 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 5:14; 2 Timothy 2:26; Hebrews 2:14; James 4:4,7; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 3:8; Jude 9; Revelation 2:10-11, 12:7-9, 20:1-4,2,10 - From Genesis to Revelation - Satan, the Accuser, and so much more.
When you are all in the same 'belief' system, 'in Jesus Christ', then all the adults are on the 'same page'. They all know 'the fallen state of human nature'. [Genesis 3; Ephesians 2:2; 6:10-18] But, they all know that all 'elders' or 'adults in the faith' are to be 'aiding' the parents to 'train up the children' in accordance with 'the faith of Jesus Christ'. It is known as 'passing the torch' to the next generation. It is 'THIS VILLAGE' that I am so very glad, I belonged to in my life. Perfect, no. But, in comparison to - 'the world system'; 'the flesh, our own way'; or 'the devil', Satan - hands down, a 'community of the faith of Jesus Christ' is the best. At least, Jesus through the Holy Spirit is guiding, leading, controlling, for 'good', [for the Glory of God, for the Praise of Jesus, and, for our eternal good - eternal life]. You cannot go wrong. And, when one does, and they are 'minors', then there are adults to correct. When one comes to faith and are older, well, there is the 'chastening from the Lord.' [Hebrews 12, I can 'speak of this', personally.]
So, there was an issue to be dealt with - bullying of the young by older children. Not only were all parents present, but, the Principal had notified the 'ministers' and one of them were present, as well. He was looked upon as the 'sub-shepherd' and responsible for 'the flock'. [No, not just in church services. He was 'pastor', caring for all the 'sheep' in all situations.] There were three different churches, but our families were all related. I do not remember why there were three, for we would all get together at certain times of the year, and worship together, and we had joint bible studies. I think it had something to do with 'how one liked to sing' versus 'how another liked to sing' - gospel or hymnal, or whether 'baptism' was with total submersion or sprinkling. These were those 'peripheral' 'non-salvation issues'. [Like I said, we were not perfect.]
But, on discipline. [Teaching the principles of God's Word for use in life.] Well, that was of concern, and consistent - for all. All the adults were on the 'same page', in unity. Without the proper training, without 'Christian morality and ethics', there could be no 'community'. There would be no 'integrity', 'no trust'. There would be - no 'fellowship' on-going with the Living God. THAT WOULD BE CATASTROPIC! And, the child would not be prepared to hold themselves up in 'society' as a responsible individual, not to mention, marriage and family and employment. Oh, discipline was crucial. And, we all had to take responsibility for our individual actions.
So, each of us had to 'explain' why we were fighting. Now, of course the 'three older boys' were stuttering, saying that Clauz had been parking his bike in a bike rack that he was not supposed to be using, for it was not the one assigned for his grade. They had warned him. My brother responded that the rack for his grade was full on the days when he would ride his bike to school. And, it was not their business. Then, it was my turn. All I said was that I saw three bigger boys taking my brother's pumpkin and knocking him down, beating on him, and I knew I had to help him. Period.
And, everyone was 'quiet'. [Although a couple of the dads put their hands over their mouths, to conceal their smiles of admiration for the little sister's 'spunk', Mother would explain to me, later.]
Then, the infamous question came from our Pastor. 'What does the Word of the Lord have to say about these matters'? And we all just sort of looked 'dazed'? 'What does this have to do with God?' And, 'you are the Pastor, tell us, please." [Or, so I was thinking, but, not saying.] These are bullies, and they were trying to hurt my brother, I was thinking further in my little mind. But then, what did I know, I was but a wee child of 6 years, going on 30??!! I sat perfectly 'quiet', 'showing my manners', evidenced with my legs crossed and my ankles touching, with my hands in hand on my lap, while holding my peace - not saying a word. Oh, I had learned under the kitchen table at 'homework' time, when to be quiet!
The Pastor, with the concurrence of all the other adults 'wisely' decided that since none of us knew the answer, it was 'Bible Study Time'. Therefore, each of us had to 'search the Scriptures' [Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20] to find the answer to his questions, and, with our parents help, report to our Pastors in the afternoon after service in two weeks. [There went playtime!] Then, the issue of what do do with us, would be decided. Fighting and violence was 'strictly forbidden', and none of us were to cause any of the others to be involved in quarrels of any nature again. Did we understand?? [I 'heard through the grapevine of gossip' about stubborn boys being taken to the 'wood-shed', but, I wasn't sure if 'equality of punishment' went for 'fighting girls' as the standard of the day]. So, I purposed right then and there, that Clauz would be on his own, in this matter in the future. I told him so, when no one else could hear me. Further, we studied the Scriptures with our Mother [some noted at the top of this post], and by the end of the time for us to report, we were ready to ask the others forgiveness, that we were sorry. They in turn had learned their lessons, as well. They were asking Clauz to forgive them, and telling him that it was none of their business where he would park his bike in the future. As for the pumpkin, well, they gave Clauz money for the busted pumpkins. As for L'il Miss Tidy, well, they wanted to know who taught me to fight so viciously. Of course, I proudly told them my big brother. They thought I was referring to Clauz, not Hubert. But, then, maybe that helped them to realize that were they to tackle him again, he would be an awesome force. But, anyway....
Over the course of time, we all became very good friends, and would be helping each other out with chores and homework, and attending Bible Summer School together. [I think this was orchestrated by our Pastor. behind out backs. After all, you can't hate and love at the same time. Humpf.] But, we were not - perfect. On the next post - I will tell you about -'the watermelon patch'. Yes, all of us were involved. Groups can do good, but, then, there is also 'temptation' in groups. [Humpf.]
However, had the Pastor not acted 'wisely', we would not have been 'checked' in our conduct, as we were by the Word influencing us. And, we would certainly not have so much 'scripture planted in our hearts'. It is only the Word of God which can 'speak' to the 'nature of man'. Sure, it can come through the mouth of a parent, teacher, pastor or other guardian. But, by us having to 'search the scriptures' for our own selves, we were developing a 'discipline' that would carry us forth for the rest of our lives. We were personally coming into direct contact with the very Holy God, ourselves. We were learning to 'hear the Good Shepherd's Voice'. Now, you tell me, who is going to be foolish enough to 'contend with the Almighty'??!! [John 10:11] Until, the next post. Do continue to reflect on your life. Really, it has not been that bad. Amen.
All ' 2018' 2020 'Abominations' Adam Adonai 'After 70 Years In Babylon' After Salvation 'After The Babylonian Captivity' After The Remembrance Of The Crucifixion And Resurrection 'After Warning' AGAIN! Again!' Against God?' 'a Jewish Queen Of Persia' All Things Are Possible' 'America Burning 'American Negroes' 'Americans! Stand UP! 'And 'and In Similar Fashion And There Is No Repentance'. Apocalyptic Visions 'Archive Reviews' 2018 Archives Review 2019 Are You Are You Ready? Are You Ready For 'communism'? 'A Visionary' Be Forearmed' 'Be Forewarned 'Be Forewarned!' Be Forewarned! 'Behold Being Battle Ready! Believe 'Be Not Deceived' 'Be Ready To Meet Your God!' 'Betwixt And Between'! Bible Literacy 'BLESSINGS' 'Blessings Or Curses' 'Brain Washing' 'Brain-washing' 'Branches On The Vine' 'but By My Spirit But Thy Will Be Done' 'capitalist' Carefully! 'CELEBRATION OF BIOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL MOTHERS 'celebration Of Deliverance' 'Character' 'Chastening Of The Lord' 'child Rearing In Jesus' 'Choices' Christ 'Christ 'Civil War' 'CLARION CALL!!' 'Communism Enroute To USA 'communist' 'Congressional Black Caucus' 'Continuing Zechariah Crowns For Believers 'Dangerous Times' Daniel 'Deadly Poison'! 'Deadly Propaganda' 'Dead Or Alive'? Deception That Kills 'Democratic Socialist Party USA' Descendant Of - 'SLAVE-OWNERS' 'destructive Propaganda' 'Devotions' And 'More' Devotions For Maturity 'Dig Deeper' 'discerning Of Spirits' 'Distractions - Delays' 'Drums Roll!' 'During A Reprieve' 'Easy Divorce' 'El Eloah' 'Elohim' El Shaddai 'Embrace All Seasons Of Life' 'Embrace All The Seasons Of Life' Encouragement End Times 'Essential Christianity' 'Esther Esther' Esther Review Chapters 1-10 'Esther Seeks Help For The Jews' ETERNAL SALVATION! Eve?' 'Everlasting God' 'evidences Of A Dying Society' 'evil' Ezra 'FAITH 'Faith' 'Faith And Love' 'Faith Comes By Hearing' 'Family Reunion'?? 'Fervent Prayers Of The Righteous' 'fire And Brimstone' Warnings First' 'First Mention - Symbols' 'For God For God For REAL 'Fraud And Deception At The Highest Levels' GENERAL INFORMATION ON POSTING 'Gifts Of God' 'God And His Providence' 'God Is Ever Waiting For Our Return' 'God Keeps His Word' 'God Moves In Mysterious Ways' 'God Of Seeing' 'God's 'faithfulness' 'God's Judgment' 'God's Justice Prevails' 'God's Love' 'God's Will 'God Will Turn Hearts To Benefit His Obedient Children' 'Governor'; 'Leader' 'Skills For Success' 'Growing In The Grace Of God' 'Guaranteed Success' Habakkuk Haggai 'Haman's Plot To Destroy The Jews 'handling Opposition Have You 'Hearing His Voice' 'Hearing The Good Shepherd's Voice' He Is Coming!' HE IS COMING AGAIN!! He Is 'Returning'! HE IS RISEN! 'Hiding The Word In The Heart' 'History And Politics' 'History Review' HOPE 'Hope' 'Hope In Repentance' Hot Or Cold?? 'How Did We Get Back Here?' 'I AM WHO I AM' 'if God Be For You 'Ignorance Is NOT Bliss!' 'Imminent Judgement' 'In Answer To Why There Is Anti-semitism' 'Infanticide' In Remembrance Of The Crucifixion And The Resurrection 'In Such Times As These' 'Intercede' For Others!! 'intercessory Praying' 'In The Springtime' Of Life Introducing - Mordecai 'Jesus 'Jesus Christ' 'Jesus Christ's Last Week On Earth' 'Judgment Occurring'! 'justice' 'Kamala Harris' 'Knowing True History' 'Lampstand' Laws Cannot Resolve! 'Learning The Will Of God' Live For God! 'Living The Life Of Faith' Living To And For 'Look Up Your Redemption Draws Near! 'Look Up - Your Redemption Draws Near! Lord And Master' Lot. LOVE' 'Love Letter To America' 'Loving God 'Loving God' 'Lovingly' Lust Of The 'eyes' Lust Of The Flesh 'Making Hard - Right Decisions' Malachi 'Manchurian Candidate' 'Man's Anger' 'Man's History' Man's Will' Man V God 'marxism And It's Strategies And Tactics' Maturing In The Faith 'Mighty God' Milk To Meat 'Minor Prophets' 'Mordecai Honored' 'Most High' My Redeemer 'Nahum' 'Negroes In America' Nehemiah 'never Give Up On The Lord' NO MATTER WHO Or WHAT! Nor By Power 'No Repentance' 'Not By Might Not Fear Of Man 'Not My Will November 3 'obedience' 'Obedience/Disobedience' Obedience Vs Disobedience Obey' 'obeying God' 'OH HAPPY DAY!' On Anti-Semitism 'on Marriage And Divorce' From GOD!' Or 'Our God Who Is 'there'. Our Righteousness' 'Overcoming Obstacles' 'Overseers' Of 'Negroes' 'parental Responsibility 'Parenting' 'Patriotism' 'Peace And Righteousness' 'Persecution' Persecutions And Rejections 'Perseverence' 'Pestilence Or Pandemic' 'Pestilences' 'Pity The Man Who Trusts In Man' 'Political Science 101' Praise And Adoration 'Praise Is What We Do!' 'Praising Him' Pray 'Prayer' Praying 'Pray Without Ceasing'! Pray Without Ceasing 'Prepare The Children' 'Pride Of Life' ''Principles To Live By From The Bible' Prophecy Fulfilled 'Prophesy' 'prophetic Visions Of The Future' 'Providence Of God' 'Providence Places Us For Such Times As These' 'Purim' 'Real History' 'Rebuilding' 'Rebuilding The Temple' Redemption REGENERATION 'Remembering Why Jesus Came' 'Reparations From Africa!' 'Repent! 'Repent' Repentance 'Repentance' Repentance And Forgiveness Restoration Returned To God? 'Returning And Waiting On The Lord' 'returning; Rebuilding' 'Returning To - The Promised Land' 'Return To God'!! 'Review - 2020' Review - Nahum 'RICO Criminals" 'righteous Or Wicked' 'safety Being In The Will Of God Salvation 'Salvation' 'Salvation Benefits' Sanctification 'Sanctification' SATAN 'says The Lord' Zechariah 4:6' 'seasons Of Life' 'Seasons Of Life In Jesus' 'Seeing Jesus' 'Seeing The 'providence' Of God' 'Sheep Of His Pasture' 'signs Of A Curse For Disobedience To God' Sin And Consequences 'Sins And The Consequences' 'socialist' Songs Of Our Faith 'spiritual Evidences Of Decay' Spiritual Matters Spiritual Warfare Spiritual Warfare! 'step By Step' 'strawman Politics' 'Study Time' Submission And Surrender 'Surrender And Submission' TEMPTATION 'Temptations To Sin' 'Ten Commandments' 'Ten Visions' 'the 3 Temptations To Sin' 'the Atoning Blood Of Jesus Christ' The Better' 'The Blood Shed For Me!' 'The Branch' 'the Chastening Of The LORD' 'the Children Of Israel Return' The Coming King The Coming Messiah 'the Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ' The Days As Of Noah 'the Difference' 'The Fear Of God' 'the 'first Coming' Of Jesus' 'the Future Of Jerusalem' 'the Good Shepherd' The Good Shepherd Vs. The False Shepherd 'the Hope Of The Future' 'the Judge Of The World' 'the Just Shall Live By Faith' 'the Kingdom Of Christ Is Coming' The King Has Come The King Will RETURN 'the Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah' The 'LORD God' The Lord Jesus Christ 'the Lord Of Hosts' 'the Measuring Line' 'the New Slave-masters' 'the Promised Land' 'the Providence Of God' The Queen' The Regathering 'the Return From The Babylonian Captivity' 'the Return Of Jesus Christ' 'the Saving Of The Jews' 'The Second Coming' 'the Sooner 'the Sure Love Of God In Christ' 'the Ultimate Victory' 'the Urgency Of The Times'! 'the Will To Stand For America' 'Topics To Cause Us To Meditate Upon' 'track The Money' 'Traitors And Treason - In House' Traitors/Treason Trials And Tribulations 'Tribulation' 'True History' 'True Love' 'True Racism' 'Trumpet Call!' TRUST 'Trust In God With All Your Heart' Truth 'Truth' 'Truth' Not 'Opportunistic' Lies' 'two Olive Trees' 'Understand - 'Brain-washing' 'Understand The 'unpardonable Sin' 'useful Idiots' Valor 'Vote' 'Waiting For The Lord Walking By Faith 'Warnings'! 'Watch Deception' 'What Is 'marxism'? 'When And How To Defend A Family Member' When Christ Comes When God Vindicates 'When God Warns When Jesus Finally Returns 'when Persecution Is Turned On Its Head' 'When The Hand Of The Lord Is Upon You' 'when You 'Where Are YOU 'Where Are You'? Who Can Be Against You?' Wisdom 'Wise Counsel' 'with God With Grace' 'With Grace - With Faith' 'Without Faith It Is IMPOSSIBLE' To Please God' 'working All Things Together For Good' WORLDWIDE MAY 13 'Wrath' 'YAHWEH-YHWH-JEHOVAH' 'You Must Be Born Again 'YOU Need To KNOW! 'Zeal' 'Zechariah' Zechariah Chapter 7 Zephaniah
Let's have 'tea'. Come in, come in! Get comfortable.
So, you want to know what it is like to be a 'follower' of Jesus Christ? Well, I am so thrilled to tell you.
It is the best life you can ever live. You become a child of the Living God, the Greatest Father in or out of this world, unto eternity.
To contact us, use the contact forms on any of the main page of any room. Let me hear any comments, suggestions. Thank you.
So, welcome to all the 'rooms' where 'themes' will guide you to understand a 'life in the Faith of Jesus Christ'. Come as often as you like - 24/7 days per year. Thank you, and let me hear from you with any suggestions or questions. Satira M. Quarles