'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]
10/28/2018 0 Comments
Welcome My Friends.
We have begun a new 'Fall into Winter' 2018 Series of posts during our Saturday and Sunday times together for the purpose of answering three  very specific and forthright questions, to wit:
Does God Have a Plan for My Life? [Post 1, 2, October 7, 13, 2018]
What is God's Plan for My Life? [Post 4, 5, 6, 7, October 20, 21; 27, 28, 2018, ongoing.]
Must I Accept God's Plan for My Life, or, May I Refuse God's Plan and 'go my own way'? [Post 3, October 14, 2018] Please, keep these three areas in mind, as we go forth in all the posts.
Today, more than ever, the above three questions must be personally asked, and the answer must be ascertained. This is true, for as it is written in Romans 13:12-14, to wit:
'12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.' [KJV}
Now that we have taken care of 'first things first' on our Posts 1, 2, 3, October 7, 13, 14, 2018; for those who have come to 'the faith', more on the second and more 'specific will of God', for His Children. Let us continue to explore and understand -
SPECIFICS OF THE WILL OF GOD, THERE ARE TWO - DECREED AND COMMANDMENT.
Now, with what has already been said in our Posts A-C since October 20, 21 and 27, 2018 - today, Post D, October 28, 2018, let us use Romans 12:1-2, as a foundation to determine:
'What is the 'Specific' Will of God and How Do We Know it?'
Romans 12:1-2 provides:
'I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.' [KJV]
All of life, according to Romans 12:1–2, should become 'spiritual worship', or, 'living for God' in body, mind, and spirit. This is made clear in verse 1, wherein it is written, to wit:
'1 Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.'
The aim of all human life in God’s eyes is that Christ would be made to look as valuable as he is. Worship means using our minds and hearts and bodies to express the worth of God and all he is for us in Jesus. There is a way to live — a way to love — that does that. There is a way to do your job that expresses the true value of God. If you can’t find it, that may mean you should change jobs. Or it might mean that verse 2 is not happening to the degree it should.
We find in verse 2, the Apostle Paul's answer to how we turn all of life into worship. We must be transformed. This is not just our external behavior changing, but it is the very way we feel and think — our minds.
Romans 12:2: 'Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.'
To be 'transformed' means that we are to 'become' 'what and who we are' - 'children of God', 'being more and more', 'just like Jesus Christ', 'from our minds and hearts', outward. Those who believe in Christ Jesus are already blood-bought new creatures in Christ. 'If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.' [2 Corinthians 5:17]. But now we must become what we are. 'Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened.' [1 Corinthians 5:7].
Said another way by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:12-13, to wit:
'12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.' [KJV] Let God through the Holy Spirit, guide you in 'everything'! [Proverbs 3:5-7] We are then, 'walking in the Spirit'. [Galatians 5:16-26] Humbling, exciting! Just like Jesus, 'not my will, but, thy will be done'. [Luke 22:42-44]
Worship means using our minds and hearts and bodies to express the worth of God and all he is for us in Jesus. 'You have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. [Colossians 3:10]. You have been made new in Christ; and now you are being renewed day by day. [See also Ephesians 6:10-18, for 'battle readiness, daily!] 'Santification', a life-long process.
We need to 'live the life' that has been placed in us, from the moment we first believed, through the indwelling Holy Spirit we received, when we first believed. We 'grow' in our 'spiritual walk', just as we grow in our natural life. Spiritual growth begins first and foremost with believing and following Jesus Christ. We do this through faith. Our spirituality grows and matures through:
And please, make no mistake, there will never, ever be 'growth' in our 'spiritual life', if we are not 'feasting' in His Word. There is - no other way. [Romans 10:17-19] The 'mind' of God is given to us, through His Word. As it is written, 'faith comes by hearing, hearing by the word. [Romans 10:17]. So, please, do not fool your self with 'vanity', 'doctrines of man', 'law' 'demons', etc. It must be the B-I-B-L-E, for the Holy Spirit will enlighten the mind, the heart, but, through the 'written Word' of God. He takes what is God and gives it to each of us, as we can accept, or, need it. [John 16:12-14]
Be encouraged. Study all the posts, prayerfully. Pray, ask the Lord to speak to you, illuminate His word to you, for your own life. Then, be a 'doer of the word, not just a hearer, deceiving yourself'. [James 1:20-25] Amen. Amen.
All 21st Century Matters Abraham 'Abraham/Isaac/Esau/Jacob 'Abraham Series' The Father Of The Faith' 'Addendum Series' 'Agape Love' 'All Intercessors! 'altar Of Incense' 'Amazing Grace'! Amazing Love An Ancestor Of - Jesus 'Ancestors Of Jesus' Archive Review Belief Belief. Trusting 'Believers/Non Believers Relationships 'Believers/Non-Believers Relationships 'Beyond The Red Sea' Bible Study For Christian Living 'Biblical Leadership Skills' Biblical Literacy Biblical Marriage 'Biblical Principles For Life' Bi Monthly Devotions Bi-Monthly Devotions 'Blessed Hope' 'Blessed Rainbow' 'Blessings' 'Blessings Of Israel' Born Again 'brazen Laver' 'capitalism' Celebration Of 'Mothers' 'Chapters 11-18' Chapters 19-31 - Giving The Law Chastity Chastity In Life 'Children' 'Chilkdren 'CHOICES HELL OR HEAVEN' 'CHOICES - HELL OR HEAVEN' Christian Christian Living Christian Rewards 'Co-Heir' 'Comfort' 'Comments' Genesis 39 Common Heritage 'communisim' 'Consequences Of A Hard Heart' 'Consequences Of A Hard-heart' Covenants 'Covenants' 'Covenant Sign' Crowns And Rewards Crowns/Rewards 'Curtains And Coverings' For 'the Tabernacle' Death Death And Immortality 'Death And Mortality' Deception Devotions 'Devotions' 'Devotions' And 'Prayers' Disciples Discipline Or Habits Doubt 'Do We Trust Him?' Dying Envy 'Eros - Sexual Passion' 'Esau' 'Esau's Land' Eternal Life ETERNAL SALVATION 'ethical Considerations To Live In Harmony' Exalted! 'Examine Our Hearts' 'Exodus' 'Exodus 25' 'Exodus Chapter 28' Exodus Chapter 31 Exodus Chapters 19-31 'Exodus' Or 'departure' Faith 'Families' 'Family 'Family Reconciliation' 'Feast In The Word' 'Fellowship In The Lord' 'fight Or Flight' Followers Of Jesus Christ 'Forgiveness - Reconciliation' For Service 'garments And Their Meaning' 'Genealogies Are Important To God' 'Generations' God God Died For Me! God Has His Way Through Nature.' 'God Is Our Peace' 'God Keeps His Promises' 'God Says God's Escalating 'Judgments' 'God's Faithfulness' 'God's Guidance Is Always - Best' God's Judgment 'God's Judgment Of Enemies' 'God's Longsuffering' 'God's Love For The Jewish People' 'God's Omniscience' 'God's Physical Redemption' God's Provision 'God's Revealed Will' 'God's Spiritual Redemption' God's Way' 'God's Will' God V. Demons 'God Will Protect And Provide' 'God Will Supply Our Needs' 'Going Home' 'Grace' Grace Not Works Gratitude To God 'Growing In The Grace And Knowledge Of God 'Growing In The Grace And Knowledge Of The Lord' 'Habits To Draw Closer To God' 'Hatred Heading Towards And Beyond The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ Heaven He Is Returning 'Home-Coming' 'Immorality' 'In His Word' 'intercessory Praying' 'In The Beginning' In The Topics Room From 2018 'Israel' 'Israel Sites' It Is Finished! 'Jacob' Jacob Returns Home 'Jacob's Generation' Jealousy' Jerusalem Sites Jesus 'Jesus Jesus Christ 'Jesus Is - 'the One And Only Way Out' 'Joseph' 'Joseph And His Brothers' 'Joseph' As 'savior' JUBILEE 'Judah' Judgment 'Land Possessions' 'Lessons In Studying The Bible' Less We Are Decieved! 'let My People Go!' Life After Death 'Light Vs Darkness' 'Links For Review' 'Living In Society 'Living In Society' 'living' The 'good Life' Lot Lot And Family 'Love' 'Ludus - Playful Love' 'Manchurian Candidate' 'manna' 'Man's Rebellion' 'Man With A 'dream' Marriage And Sex 'marxism' Maturing In Jesus Meditate 'Meditation' 'Memorization' 'Memorization Of Scriptures' 'Milk And Meat' 'Milk/Meat' Of The Word 'Miraculous Appearances' 'Mission - Under Devine Orders' Mortality/Immortality Mortality Or Immortality 'Moses' 'Moses And Aaron' 'Moses Being Called' 'Moses Called Up On The Mountain' 'Moses In The Wilderness' 'Moses On - The Mountain' 'Moses' - The Leader Accepts And Uses 'advice' MY REDEEMER No Greater Love Exists! No One Is Left Out' 'Of Present To Eternal Life' 'On Mortality' 'Parental Responsibilities' 'Passing The 'torch'. 'Passing The Torch' 'Passover Meaning' 'Pause And Examine Ourselves' 'Peace' Perseverance 'Philautia - Love Of Self' 'Philia - Deep Friendship' 'Pity The Man Who Trusts In Man' 'Post-Script' 'Pragma - Longstanding Love' Praise Prayer 'Prayers And Meditations' 'Praying For Understanding' 'Praying With Fervor' 'Pray Without Ceasing' 'Prepare To Hear The Law' 'Promotion Comes From The Lord 'Protecting Children' 'Providential Care' Providentially' 'provisions From The LORD' Quails And Manna' 'Rachel 'ransom Of Souls' 'Real Love' 'Reaping And Sowing' 'reaping And Sowing' Judgment' 'Reconciliation' 'Reconciliation' And 'Going Forward' 'Redemption' Reflections 'repentance' 'Repentance Is The Way' Repentance Or Stubborn? 'Resisting Temptations To Sin' Restoration 'Review Chapters 1-10' 'Sabbath' 'Sacrifices' Salvation Sanctuary 'Seeking Forgiveness' 'senseless Frettings' 'serving The Lord' 'set Apart For The Lord' 'set Aside' Sex 'Sex' 'Sex And Sin' Sexual Purity 'sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God' 'Slowly And Devotionally' 'Socialism' 'Sodom And Other Cities' 'songs Of Our Faith' Songs Of Remembrance Of Faith 'Songs Of The 'Blood' 'Spiritual Discipline' 'Spiritual Disciplines' 'Spiritual Gifts' Spiritual Gifts Spiritual Habits Or Disciplines Spiritual Training Spiritual Warfare 'Streams Of Living Waters' Stress Suicide 'Symbols Of Good Vs Evil' 'Taking Risks For The Benefit Of The Family Unit' Tenacious FAITH! The Abundant Life The 'anointing Oil' 'the Apple Of God's Eye' 'the Ark Of The Covenant' 'the Awesome Appearance Of God' 'the Beginning Of - Murmurings' 'the Beginnings' The 'Beloved Wife' 'the Blessing Of 'sabbath Day Rest' 'The Blood' 'The Bride Of Christ 'the Building Of A Nation' 'the Call Of Moses' 'the Command Will Of God' 'the Commission To Moses And Aaron' The Contest Between God And Pharaoh The Cross The Cross Is Empty 'the End Of One Generation' 'the Exodus' 'the Faithfulness' Of God The 'Faith Walk' 'the Garments Of The Priest' The Generation Of - Abraham 'the Giving Of The Law' 'the Greatest Commandment' The Heritage Of The Lord 'the Impossibility' 'the Jacob Generation' 'the Journey To - 'Sinai' The King' 'THE LAND OF GOD' The Land Of Israel 'The Last Week In Our Savior's Life' The Life And Times Of Abraham 'the Long Resisting Of The Unrepentant' 'the Longsuffering Of God' The Lord's Supper 'the Meaning' Then 'The New Testament' 'the Office Of Priest' 'the Parting Of The Red Sea' 'the Passover' The Passover The Plaques Of Egypt The Resurrection Of Our Lord And Savior! 'the Solution' The Sons Of Jacob 'the Sovereign LORD Is At Work' 'the Tabernacle' 'the Ten Commandments' 'the Tent Of Meeting' 'The Will Of God' 'Time To Bless Him' Today Today?' To Draw Closer To God 'treachery' 'True Love' 'Trust And Obey' Trusting 'Trust Only In God' 'Types' 'types And Figures' 'types And Shadows' 'types Of Love' 'understanding Types' 'Vengeance Belongs To God' Waiting On The Lord 'walking On Dry Land In The Midst Of The Sea-bed' Welcome To All 'What Does It Mean 'What Happens When A Person Dies?' 'what Is This'? What Love! 'When God Brings Us Through' 'When God Calls One' 'When God Counts When God Hardens The Heart 'when God Remembers' 'When God's Way Does Not Make Sense' 'When The Heart Is - Hardened' When They Are Your Enemies' 'When Visions Come To Pass' 'Where God Brings Us To' 'will Of God' 'Wisdom' W/Post-Script 'You Must Be Born-Again'! 'youth Lacks Wisdom'
Welcome to 'my house', 'my life' 'in Jesus Christ'.
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