'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
9/29/2019 0 Comments
Welcome Back, My Friends - 2019
Welcome all 'new visitors', who have found 'my house in and with Jesus'.
It just does not matter! Whether I am in Wilmington, North Carolina on a little 'river cruise' on the Cape Fear River, in Athens, Greece, in Nassau, Bahamas, [where 'protective walls' were everywhere], or, anywhere else, like the 'majestic' Swiss Alps, still we meet and have a wonderful time. For this year, 2019, in all the 'rooms' of 'my house in and with Jesus', I pray you and I will continue to meet and have the same wonderful, growing times, in the Lord. Amen. Amen. How then, shall we continue the year - 2019?
Let us continue a while, this 'series', posting from Post 4, February 17, 2019; Post 5-6, March 20-23, 2019; Post 7, March 31, 2019; Post 8, April 3, 2019. I just love our 'series' of 'devotions' from my favorite pastor of old, The Morning and Evenings Devotions of Charles Haddon Spurgeon [1834-1892]. But, may you now be in the 'habit' of 'devotions', and through them, drawing closer in your personal relationship with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Amen. [Additions of Holy Scripture references, and emphasis, SMQ.]
“Forget not all His benefits.”
[Psalm 103:2; Read more audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
Continuing from Post 11, August 4, 2019; Post 12-A/B, August 18, 2019; Post 13-14, September 1, 15, 2019.
This shall be a 2-Post discussion, today, September 15, 2019 and a final post on September 29, 2019. Then, we will post beginning October 13, 2019 until finished on 'the White Throne Judgment Seat' for you to be able to compare the 'two'. Thank you for returning for all the posts. Amen. Amen.
Continuing today, September 29, 2019
Work of God
The work of God is done by the Holy Spirit through us as a vessel and a dwelling place of the spirit.
Slow down and TRULY UNDERSTAND THIS, THAT YOU ARE NOT 'WORKING' FOR 'NOTHING'. IT IS ABOUT THE SURRENDER OF THE WILL, JUST LIKE JESUS, 'Not my will, but Thy will be done.' [Luke 22:42-44]
This is done only when the Holy Spirit is dwelling in you or upon you, directing, instructing and showing you what to do. This is what all Christians should strive for, and then, 'obedience' to the Spirit's guidance. [John 3]
God is pleased with us when we do His work not our work. The Holy Spirit does God’s work through us, using us as vessels which was the reason the disciples were told to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy spirit to come upon them, then they can go out and carry the great commission.
Lk 24:49: And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Jesus knew that if He allowed His disciples to go without the Holy Spirit they will be doing a work for Him not His work. What the disciples did after being empowered by the Holy Spirit was not them doing it but the Holy Spirit through them.
When Peter stood in Jerusalem and gave the first speech to the world, it is the Holy Spirit who was talking not Peter and Peter had no prior knowledge of all what He talked that day. Peter was only a vessel (Acts 2).
No one will be saved by the virtue of his own work, whether of or for God. [Study such as Matthew 7:1-29; and why we examine ourselves, 2 Corinthians 13:5.] For you see, as it is written:
Titus: 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Christians should realize that all work was done on the cross and we have no work to do, except the spirit to do it through us.
Romans 4:5: and to one who does not work, but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Christians should stop doing work for God but do the work of God.
How rich are you in heaven?
The un-saved, busy creating in their lifetime on earth 'everything of this world', [of the world, the flesh and the devil' ,, see 1 John 2:14-18, generally.] We must be full of wisdom from 'the Word'. For you see, even those who may call 'themselves' 'believers', but who are not - will be burned with fire and saints will be crowned according to their work of God on earth and how rich they have laid their treasure in heaven.
1 Cor 3:10 – 12: According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble.
1 Cor 3:13 – 15: Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Thank you for returning on October 13, 2019, at which time we will start our discussion for understanding the contrast between the 'Judgment Seat of Christ', versus 'the Great White Throne Judgment Seat' for 'unbelievers'. This is vitally important, for as it is 'written', 'there is none righteous, no, not one...read more Romans 3:10] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
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