Monday, June 13, 2022

The TRUTH about SIN

 

James 1:21

King James Version

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness 

and superfluity of naughtiness, 

and receive with meekness the engrafted word, 

which is able to save your souls.


What is sin?

How to conquer sin?

What happens to sinners?

What happens to the righteous?

Scripture gives you the answers.


What does the Bible say about sin?

James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


James 4:16

King James Version

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: 

all such rejoicing is evil.


Matthew 12:31-32

King James Version

31 Wherefore I say unto you, 

All manner of sin and blasphemy 

shall be forgiven unto men: 

but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost 

shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word 

against the Son of man, 

it shall be forgiven him: 

but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, 

it shall not be forgiven him, 

neither in this world, 

neither in the world to come.


To know about sin, you must know what's not sin.

John 1:1-5

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; 

and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; 

and the darkness comprehended it not.


1 John 1:5

King James Version

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him,

and declare unto you, 

that God is light, 

and in him is no darkness at all.


If we are of the light:

1 John 1:7

King James Version

7 But if we walk in the light, 

as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship one with another, 

and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us 

from all sin.


If we say we have not sinned:

1 John 1:8

King James Version

8 If we say that we have no sin, 

we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us.


1 John 1:10

King James Version

10 If we say that we have not sinned, 

we make him a liar, 

and his word is not in us.


All have sinned.

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


But if we confess our sins:

1 John 1:9

King James Version

9 If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


We need humility to accept we have sinned.

James 4:10

King James Version

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, 

and he shall lift you up.


James 4:9

King James Version

9 Be afflicted, 

and mourn, 

and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.


There is no hiding from the TRUTH of SCRIPTURE.

Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged 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.


How to conquer sin?

James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.


James 4:8

King James Version

8 Draw nigh to God, 

and he will draw nigh to you. 

Cleanse your hands, 

ye sinners; 

and purify your hearts, 

ye double minded.


Psalm 37:8

King James Version

8 Cease from anger, 

and forsake wrath: 

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.


Psalm 37:27

King James Version

27 Depart from evil, 

and do good

and dwell for evermore.


Psalm 37:34

King James Version

34 Wait on the Lord, 

and keep his way, 

and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land

when the wicked are cut off, 

thou shalt see it.


What happens to sinners?

Psalm 37:9

King James Version

9 For evildoers shall be cut off

but those that wait upon the Lord, 

they shall inherit the earth.


Psalm 37:15

King James Version

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, 

and their bows shall be broken.


Psalm 37:20

King James Version

20 But the wicked shall perish, 

and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: 

they shall consume; 

into smoke shall they consume away.


What happens to the righteous?

Psalm 37:6

King James Version

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, 

and thy judgment as the noonday.


Psalm 37:9

King James Version

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: 

but those that wait upon the Lord, 

they shall inherit the earth.


Psalm 37:11

King James Version

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 

and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.


Psalm 37:18

King James Version

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: 

and their inheritance shall be for ever.


Psalm 37:23-24

King James Version

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord:

 and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, 

he shall not be utterly cast down:

 for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.


Psalm 37:28

King James Version

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, 

and forsaketh not his saints; 

they are preserved for ever

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.


Psalm 37:29

King James Version

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, 

and dwell therein for ever.


Psalm 37:37

King James Version

37 Mark the perfect man, 

and behold the upright: 

for the end of that man is peace.


Psalm 37:39-40

King James Version

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: 

he is their strength in the time of trouble.

40 And the Lord shall help them, 

and deliver them: 

he shall deliver them from the wicked, 

and save them, 

because they trust in him.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

GETTING an ANSWER from GOD

 

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


How does one get an answer from God?

Pray to Him, as a child would.

In all honesty.

In all eagerness.

Knowing nothing.

But wanting to know EVERYTHING.

Surely, you've seen children.

Fully concentrated.

Wrapped in attention.

Fascinated.

Eyes hardly blinking.

If anything, eyes as big as saucers.

I'm such a child, with GOD.

He knows I don't want to miss a thing.

I sit at JESUS' feet, completely transfixed.

Listening to EVERY word.

He reminds me to breathe.

I want to get every nuance, every instruction.

I want to get things right.

The moment His SPIRIT calls, I'm fully at attention.

Like I said, I don't want to miss a thing.

I pray to understand exactly as He wishes.

I can't bear to get it wrong.

I can't mislead you, that's why.

I take very great responsibility that I got the prompts right.

I'm all eyes, and ears.

I aim to never veer off course.

I can't ever.

I'm riding the BAT mobile.

The BORN AGAIN TRAIN.

Can't ever get derailed.


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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Our VILE bodies

 

Philippians 3:21

King James Version

21 Who shall change our vile body, 

that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, 

according to the working whereby he is able 

even to subdue all things unto himself.


This is the third part of the "citizenship of heaven" series.

I LOVE being taught by SCRIPTURE.

I don't mind my body being called "vile", for it truly is.

Our flesh is not acceptable to GOD.

We are all steeped in sin.

Only through JESUS can we be made whole.

But first, what does "vile" mean?

Dictionaries define it as abhorrent, contemptible, extremely unpleasant, wicked, of little worth of value.

Should I say "ouch"?

Nope.

I LOVE being taught by JESUS.

His WORD is all I care about.

Let's have a look at how other Bible translations describe our vile bodies.

It's really  a process of discovery.

So, here goes:


Philippians 3:21

21st Century King James Version

21 who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.


Philippians 3:21

American Standard Version

21 who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

Amplified Bible

21 who, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself, will [not only] transform [but completely refashion] our earthly bodies so that they will be like His glorious resurrected body.


Philippians 3:21

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

21 Who will [a]transform and fashion anew the body of our humiliation to conform to and be like the body of His glory and majesty, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

BRG Bible

21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

Christian Standard Bible

21 He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of his glorious body, by the power that enables him to subject everything to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Common English Bible

21 He will transform our humble bodies so that they are like his glorious body, by the power that also makes him able to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Complete Jewish Bible

21 He will change the bodies we have in this humble state and make them like his glorious body, using the power which enables him to bring everything under his control.


Philippians 3:21

Contemporary English Version

21 has power over everything, and he will make these poor bodies of ours like his own glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

Darby Translation

21 who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of [the] power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

21 Who will transform the body of our lowliness[a] so as to be similar-in-form[b] to the body of His glory, according-to the working that enables Him also to subject all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition

21 Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

Easy-to-Read Version

21 He will change our humble bodies and make them like his own glorious body. Christ can do this by his power, with which he is able to rule everything.


Philippians 3:21

Evangelical Heritage Version

21 By the power that enables him to subject all things to himself, he will transform our humble bodies to be like his glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

English Standard Version

21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

English Standard Version Anglicised

21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Expanded Bible

21 By his power to ·rule [L subject to himself] all things, he will ·change [transform; transfigure] our humble bodies and make them like his own glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

1599 Geneva Bible

21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working, whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

GOD’S WORD Translation

21 Through his power to bring everything under his authority, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his glorified body.


Philippians 3:21

Good News Translation

21 He will change our weak mortal bodies and make them like his own glorious body, using that power by which he is able to bring all things under his rule.


Philippians 3:21

Holman Christian Standard Bible

21 He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

International Children’s Bible

21 He will change our humble bodies and make them like his own glorious body. Christ can do this by his power. With that power he is able to rule all things.


Philippians 3:21

International Standard Version

21 He will change our unassuming bodies and make them like his glorious body through the power that enables him to bring everything under his authority.


Philippians 3:21

J.B. Phillips New Testament

17-21 Let me be your example here, my brothers: let my example be the standard by which you can tell who are the genuine Christians among those about you. For there are many, of whom I have told you before and tell you again now, even with tears, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. These men are heading for utter destruction—their god is their own appetite, their pride is in what they should be ashamed of, and this world is the limit of their horizon. But we are citizens of Heaven; our outlook goes beyond this world to the hopeful expectation of the saviour who will come from Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will re-make these wretched bodies of ours to resemble his own glorious body, by that power of his which makes him the master of everything that is.


Philippians 3:21

Jubilee Bible 2000

21 Who shall transform our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is also able to subdue all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

Authorized (King James) Version

21 who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


Philippians 3:21

Lexham English Bible

21 who will transform our humble body to be conformed to his glorious body, in accordance with the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Living Bible

21 When he comes back, he will take these dying bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same mighty power that he will use to conquer all else everywhere.


Philippians 3:21

The Message

20-21 But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.


Philippians 3:21

Modern English Version

21 who will transform our body of humiliation, so that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working of His power even to subdue all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

Names of God Bible

21 Through his power to bring everything under his authority, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his glorified body.


Philippians 3:21

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

21 He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New American Standard Bible

21 who will transform the body of our lowly condition into conformity with [a]His glorious body, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

New American Standard Bible 1995

21 who will transform [a]the body of our humble state into conformity with [b]the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Catholic Bible

21 He will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be conformed to his glorified body by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Century Version

21 By his power to rule all things, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his own glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

New English Translation

21 who will transform these humble bodies of ours[a] into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New International Reader's Version

21 He has the power to bring everything under his control. By his power he will change our earthly bodies. They will become like his glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

New International Version

21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

New International Version - UK

21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.


Philippians 3:21

New King James Version

21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Life Version

21 He will change these bodies of ours of the earth and make them new. He will make them like His body of shining-greatness. He has the power to do this because He can make all things obey Him.


Philippians 3:21

New Living Translation

21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.


Philippians 3:21

New Matthew Bible

21 who will change our lowly bodies so that they may be fashioned like his glorious body, by the power with which he is able to subdue all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Revised Standard Version

21 He will transform the body of our humiliation[a] that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,[b] by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

21 He will transform the body of our humiliation[a] so that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,[b] by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition

21 He will transform the body of our humiliation[a] so that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,[b] by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

21 He will transform the body of our humiliation[a] that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,[b] by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.


Philippians 3:21

New Testament for Everyone

21 Our present body is a shabby old thing, but he’s going to transform it so that it’s just like his glorious body. And he’s going to do this by the power which makes him able to bring everything into line under his authority.


Kehillah in Philippi 3:21

Orthodox Jewish Bible

21 Who will transfigure the basar of our humiliation into the demut of the mode of being of the guf kavod of Moshiach, according to the pe’ulah (action, work—1:6; 2:13) of his ko’ach (power) [Ro 8:29;1C 15:43 53], even to the subjecting of all things to himself [1C 15:28]. T.N. The joyous tone of this letter is miraculous, given the fact that Rav Sha’ul is, as he is writing it, in danger of capital punishment by decapitation at anytime and without warning. But Sha’ul selflessly thinks about two quarreling women and the danger their quarrel poses to the kehillah in Philippi. He seems to have been leading up to this statement in 4:2: “I appeal to Euodias and I appeal to Syntyche, think the same thing in Adoneinu.” ]


Philippians 3:21

Revised Geneva Translation

21 He shall transform our humiliated body into a body conformed to His glory, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

Revised Standard Version

21 who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

21 who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Tree of Life Version

21 He will transform this humble body of ours

    into the likeness of His glorious body,

    through the power that enables Him

    even to put all things in subjection to Himself.


Philippians 3:21

The Voice

21 transform these humble, earthly bodies into the form of His glorious body by the same power that brings all things under His control.


Philippians 3:21

World English Bible

21 who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.


Philippians 3:21

Worldwide English (New Testament)

21 He will change our body which was made for this world. He will make it like his own wonderful body. He will do this by his power to make all things obey him.


Philippians 3:21

Wycliffe Bible

21 which shall reform the body of our meekness, that is made like to the body of his clearness, by the working by which he may also make all things subject to him. [which shall reform the body of our meekness, configured, or made like, to the body of his clearness, after the working by which he may also make all things subject to him.]


Philippians 3:21

Young's Literal Translation

21 who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.


Now you know how vile our earth bodies are.

But do you also know that JESUS will transform our earth bodies?

You can read that here.


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Friday, February 18, 2022

FAULTS of the flesh

 

1 Corinthians 6:20

King James Version

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


We all know about the weakness of the flesh.

We are all aware of the variety of temptations.

We are aware of shocking perversions.

We hope our children would be safe from such.

But these have been prophesied:

2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, 

trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, 

fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


And we have been warned:

1 Corinthians 6:18

King James Version

18 Flee fornication. 

Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; 

but he that committeth fornication 

sinneth against his own body.


It's time we knew how precious our bodies are.

1 Corinthians 6:19

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?


Mercifully, being born again, is a true blessing.

When GOD sends His SPIRIT to instruct you, guiding you every step of the way, the world's wiles fall away.

You're only interested in praising God.

In worshiping Him, at every opportunity.

In giving Him glory, from the fruits of your labors.

The world loses its appeal, for you see with spiritual eyes.

You don't lust for things of the world.

You're not interested in power, persona, or possessions.

Who cares if it seems you're of no value to the world?

JESUS did say:

Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


The only important thing is that you are of service, to the LORD.

You pray that JESUS defines you in His service.

That's how you can really be useful to the world.

Matthew 9:37

King James Version

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, 

The harvest truly is plenteous, 

but the labourers are few;


You pray, and wait for God's will.

You're focused on loving God, and obeying His commandments.

Once you master self, you can be of value to others.

The path is towards holiness.

Towards perfection.

EXACTLY as JESUS wants you to be.

In honor of the FATHER.

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.


We dearly need the HOLY SPIRIT, to be aware, and to overcome the faults of the flesh.

Romans 8:26-27

King James Version

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: 

for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: 

but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us 

with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts 

knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, 

because he maketh intercession for the saints 

according to the will of God.


Flesh will decay.

Beauty will fade.

Life will pass on.

Possessions come, and go.

But the LOVE of GOD remains.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


We can count on God.

He is faithful.

1 Corinthians 10:13

King James Version

13 There hath no temptation taken you 

but such as is common to man: 

but God is faithful, 

who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; 

but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, 

that ye may be able to bear it.


For He's got a purpose for us.

Romans 8:28

King James Version

28 And we know that all things work together for good 

to them that love God, 

to them who are the called according to his purpose.


So, let us listen closely.

There is a world waiting for us.

In the arms of God.

Hebrews 13:14

King James Version

14 For here have we no continuing city, 

but we seek one to come.


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The TRUTH about SIN

  James 1:21 King James Version 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness  and superfluity of naughtiness,  and receive with meekness the engraf...