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VII

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  • March 26, 2012 at 10:27pm

    Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
    “Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

  • March 26, 2012 at 9:08pm

    if you are a brother in our Lord Jesus Christ and struggle to understand the bible start off with the new testaments. Study and learn from your Lord Jesus Christ analyze His words, parables, commands, and warnings. write them down. Study the books of the apostles, turn to them to help elaborate, and to better understand.

    Don’t leave yourself fixed on endless genealogies while you are still struggling to understand what he asks of us

    For one may be fortunate enough to make it into the kingdom of heaven even if they do not understand how many generations are between Abraham and David, from David until the captivity of Babylon, from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ.

    Though he who is not ready I pray for your eyes to be opened.

    It is written

    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    You who already believe our Lord Jesus Christ, you are blessed. Turn your life over to him and seek him with every idle moment lest you be deceived.

  • March 26, 2012 at 8:26pm

    I tell you it is written

    “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
    “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
    “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
    “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

  • March 26, 2012 at 8:13pm

    i tell you all it is written

    Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!

    To those who think all that is required of us is to believe!

    with nothing changing from within, with no efforts, are we to walk right into our Great and Mighty Fathers kingdom? Even though our Lord Jesus Christ tells us the gate is narrow and the way is difficult, are we to go in one day a week and hear someone preach slander, hate or envy and receive it with joy because those he talks about are condemned? Are we to listen to jokes, buy shirts, mugs and CD’s? Shall we live as those who do not know Him, yet condemn them as if our salvation is carved in stone?

    how can a brother be condemned over a petty thing such as grumble against one another? Are we not allowed to freely sin and still obtain salvation? How then can condemnation derive from grumble against one another?

    Are we to take this with a grain of salt and call such things human nature and allow ourselves to continue in it? Or deceive ourselves and say this does not pertain to us? Is the law not the same for all brethren?

    Why then would Paul bother to tell our brothers at Corinth,
    you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

    if we are expected to live as our old self why bother sending word to them of such matters?

  • March 26, 2012 at 5:06pm

    And when we are told
    Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

    Would we not be likened to the wise man to ask what it means? Are we really to believe only those present with him held to such standards? That his commands only apply to them?

    Then we must ask ourselves with pride and self set aside, if we are held to the same standards as every other fellow brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord, where have I denied myself? Speaking for myself I have denied myself little to nothing for many years.

  • March 26, 2012 at 5:04pm

    I tell you all It is written
    Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

    I notice in my studies I often come across two definitions given for repenting. One is to feel regret or to feel bad. The other is to change one’s mind/ways, or to turn from sin.

    It is written when he talks with the woman caught in adultery,
    “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.”And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

    I tell you all it would be profitable for one to question
    Does just being sorry better fit the description,

    wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
    or
    narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

  • March 26, 2012 at 4:40pm

    i thank you for your suggestion. i know my ways are not standard traditional methods, but if it brings just one to question in themselves and turn to our Lord and our Father it would be worth it.

    i wish you well and take no offense and i pray you always turn to the teachings of our Lord.

  • March 26, 2012 at 2:27pm

    WhiteFang

    Hello and welcome! are you a fellow believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

    well to be quite honest the discussion at hand is of no importance to me. if such things mattered to me i would question why. the only thing i care for here is the opportunity and the audience.

    as for making it known to my audience where it is to be found in the Bible.
    if they do not know these things they are free to look to our Lord and our Fathers words for themselves.
    if my ways helps to bring one of our brothers or sisters in our Lord and Father closer then what concern is it to you? it is not required of me to do what you ask. chapters and verses were never required.

    one thing i would ask, where does such disapproval come from?

    that list again,
    men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power

    also,
    works of the flesh; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries

    do any of these things play a part in that?

  • March 26, 2012 at 7:33am

    “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
    “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
    ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

  • March 26, 2012 at 7:32am

    “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
    “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

  • March 26, 2012 at 5:54am

    cariboodragon
    to add to your reply, to make sure and address the end of times point with more detail to avoid any misunderstanding.
    the list is a list of thing that are not of God there is no intent to point to the end times, it will come when it comes, only one knows the day.
    as we are told each day has there own troubles.
    it is intended to give a better idea of what is not of our Father
    which are listed as such .

    men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away

    now we must ask ourselves who would be having a form of godliness but denying its power?
    maybe those who he talked about in his warning when saying

    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    It cannot be those that do not believe in God because they would not do many things in his name. and call to him with broken hearts.. Lord, Lord.. and tha

  • March 26, 2012 at 4:55am

    cariboodragon
    the end of days will come when they come. we will all stand before our Lord and our Father, each of us in our own good time. although things such as these have been happening since the beginning of the human race,
    i cannot allow myself to be a willing participant in such things. though i am guilty of many of them.
    when i stand before our Lord and our Father the fact you stated will be no excuse for me to allow myself to do likewise without fighting against it in myself.

    my heart would break to hear my lord declare to me, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    it is written
    Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him

    i must deny myself daily and not willingly practice lawlessness or rationalize it because of another person’s actions or because of a specific situation. or allow myself to except practicing lawlessness just because i am not willing to flee from that which is causing me to practice such things. i must be willing to change it and not indulge in it or say, i will work on it later, or brush it off and say to myself i’m human and we sin oh well that’s life.. its a daily fight that i’m sure to fail.

    to add to that for myself… to not reach out to my brothers and sisters would make me feel as though i were to tell our Father, I watched them walk off the cliff but did not reac

  • March 26, 2012 at 4:04am

    cariboodragon
    are you a fellow brother in our Lord Jesus Christ our Father, the God of abraham, isaac and jacob?

  • March 26, 2012 at 3:55am

    i hope not to be condemned…I fail in this area allot
    that is why i fight tooth and nail to bridle my tongue when I’m not preaching

    for when he says
    I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!

    it makes me Cautious about willingly participating in the practice offending our Lord Christ and our Father without fighting against it every day or just saying eh I’m human and its ok to just except it, or, they did this so i can rationalize me offending our Lord Christ and our Father

    because before that he said
    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

    it makes me wonder who calls our Lord, Lord?
    and who would be claiming have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?

    would seem to be those that believe him or at least those that believe he exists but do not strive to follow him. i lived like that for many years without trying to change it

    it is also said
    Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    one tells me how i know if i know him, the other tells me who “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practi

  • March 26, 2012 at 2:55am

    i pray for you and wish you well

  • March 26, 2012 at 2:50am

    preaching to those who will hear, i care not for the storie but much for my true brothers and sisters in christ, and if i can reach just one i care not about your condemnation of me.

    when he says,

    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    and

    “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    and

    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

    you would be wise to ask yourself where that comes from.
    i pr

  • March 26, 2012 at 2:26am

    LameLiberals
    Romney and his wife and other Mormons believe THEY WILL BECOME GODs when they die. Why would Mormons ask Jesus for advice when they are equal to or better than Jesus is?

    are we who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ to decide who is worthy of salvation?

    only one thing is unforgivable. But all must be reached out to.

    I would think the more important question would be where does that come from? then i would fight to rid myself of it like i do with anything else in myself that is not pleasing to our Father. though it is not easy.
    not is only does it say
    “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way”

    but he also tells us
    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

  • March 25, 2012 at 2:07pm

    Again it is written,
    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
    All who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ turn to him! Do not be divided! Christian, Catholic, Mormon, even Muslim you all believe Jesus then turn to him, and learn from him! Do not allow this world to divide you!

  • March 25, 2012 at 2:06pm

    Again I tell you it is written,
    in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
    You must put away pride to find such things in yourself! Nothing anyone else does will be accepted as a reason for such things in yourself.
    My brothers and sisters in Christ turn to your Lord with every free moment you have! Seek Him, praise Him, worship Him, drop to your knees and pray to him from the heart!

  • March 25, 2012 at 2:06pm

    Turn to our Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God in all that you do! For it is written,
    “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
    Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
    Search yourself, your thoughts, your words, and your acts for the works of the flesh; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries. Those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.