THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” ( Philippians 3:13-14). We need to ask the Lord, “Am I doing The High Calling of God In Christ Jesus?” Jesus tried to tell us about this when he said; “For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.” ( Matthew 26:11). There are many good things you can do, and helping the poor is surely one of them. “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.” (Psalm 41:1). But is this the most important, most needed job, the highest calling of God for you? The highest calling of God is to obey the Great Commission, which is to; “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). What are you doing to obey this High Calling? Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice when some have never heard it once? Let me spell it out for you. Don’t get caught in the quicksand of the devils side tracks. Get focused! There are many good causes that you can get caught up in. Get behind a true move of God that is truly teaching the Word of God (like www.answersintheword.com) and do all you can to help promote getting the Gospel out to the unreached World while you can !! “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). Don’t settle for a little good when you can do better. You are writing your own paycheck with God.

 

 

 

Inspiring Jewels of Truth ! ! !

 ( Please read each one slowly and meditate on each one.)

 

Real Men Love Jesus!

 “I have not yet begun to fight!”- John Paul Jones.

 Our purpose is to love God and enjoy his Creation forever, and to help others do the same.

 Only one life, twill soon be past, Only what is done for Christ shall last!

 Live every day to its fullest. There is no guarantee of tomorrow ! Today is the tomorrow that you dreamed of yesterday.

 Men of force are men of faults.

 Meekness is no weakness it is strength under control.

 GRACE is a Gift Received at Christ’s Expense.

 There is nothing more important and valuable  than your Relationship with Jesus !

 You brought nothing into this world and it is certain that you can take nothing out of it, except the souls you have won or helped to win to Jesus !

 The way to spell JOY is Jesus, Others, and then You.

 “Most of the things I worried about never came to pass anyway.” Mark Twain”

 Prayer and communion with God is something that you can always be doing, no matter what else you are doing.

 You can’t know the love of Jesus until you give him your Heart.

 You can’t out give God . He will top your sacrifice every time. “The Lord loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Before counting others faults take time to count ten. Ten of your own.

 Those who cannot forgive break down the bridge over which they themselves must pass.

 More of Jesus, less of me. Oh Lord please let it be.

 There is no greater power in the Universe than the Love of God, and the Blood of Jesus Christ, and the preaching of the Cross !!!

 When you work, work with all your heart. When you play, Play with all your heart, and don’t mix the two !

 Three men were walking on a wall feeling, faith, and fact. Feeling had an awful fall, and faith was taken back. Only fact remained, and fact pulled up faith, and faith pulled up feeling, and they walked on the wall again.!   Want more faith ? Get more Word !

 Your friends don’t need an explanation, and your enemies wouldn’t believe it anyway.

 “If you judge people ,then you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa.

 “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rodgers.

 “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.

 “My concern is not whether God is on our side. My greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” Abraham Lincoln.

 Nothing short of right is right.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. One lie can never stand alone. It always needs more and more to prop it up. 

 Funny thing about common sense, it’s not that common.

 Following Jesus is the greatest, most important , most rewarding, most exciting, and funnest job of all !

“Reincarnation,” Can you work your way to Heaven?

Billions of people believe that they can work their way to Heaven, and many people believe that when you die, if you were a good person you can go to Heaven, if you are a bad person you will come back as a roach, or a rat, or some other critter. Well the Bible teaches us that once we die then we stand before God to be judged. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”(Hebrews 9:27). The Bible also says; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” ( Ephesians 2:8-9). Grace is a gift received at Christ expense. The fact is you can never be good enough to go to Heaven. “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; ” (Titus 3:5).

True Christianity teaches that God is reaching out to man, through his Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. “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.” (John 3:16). “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12). All other religions teach that men and women must reach out to God through their own good works. Jesus loved you so much that he came down to earth to die on the cross for your sins and he rose from the dead. ” that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10). “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

Was the leader of your religion born of a virgin, lived a life of love, teaching others to love, forgive and have mercy, and heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and even raised the dead? Jesus Christ did all these things and more. He is knocking on the door of your heart, please let him in.

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST

There is no greater LOVE than the LOVE of God and Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost who are one in spirit. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”(John 15:13). “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.” (John 3:16). John 3:16 was God’s part and 1John 3:16 is our part. “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”(1John 3:16).

Jesus is the ultimate manifestation of the LOVE of God. He left the beautiful Heaven of Heavens to come down here to be born and laid in a manger, and be persecuted , and rejected, and despised, and lied about, and betrayed, and finally crucified for you and me. Don’t ever think that God, and the Holy Spirit, and Jesus don’t LOVE you after they did all that for you. They LOVE you and care about you. Even the hairs of your head are numbered. They made you for a purpose and that purpose is to LOVE GOD, and enjoy his LOVE and creation forever, and help others to do the same. “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”(Matthew 22:37-39). “Jesus really loves you and he wants you to know, he will go with you where ever you go.” “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”(Hebrews 13:5). He will never leave you when all others do, and you loose everything and are at the bottom look up to Jesus, he is holding out his hand to you to lift you up.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”(Psalms 40:1-2). You can’t know the LOVE of Jesus until you give him your heart. I know the answer to all your problems. You gotta LOVE the Lord Jesus more and more. Jesus is the LOVE of all LOVES. He knows every thought you think and every move you make. He made you and he wants to fix what’s wrong with you, both spiritually and physically. Just put him first in your heart. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30). Just open up your heart and let the SON shine in. Jesus is the answer for the world today. Above him there is no other, Jesus is the way. People need the Lord. The LOVE of Jesus is the best thing that you can have !!!

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

Impetuous Peter

I think most all of us can relate to Peter ( Jesus’s Disciple) and some of his impetuous comments and actions. Some of the things he said and did were some what amusing since they hit so close to home because, “We also are men of like passions.”(Acts 14:15).

Impetuous means; saying or acting quickly without thought or consideration. You will see what we mean when you read these verses. Enjoy !

“From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”(Matthew 16:21-23). Notice that this happened right after Peter, the only Disciple who said that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God, when Jesus asked them, “who do you say that I am ?”

“And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”(Luke 5:1-8).

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”(Matthew 18:21-22).

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.”(Matthew 26:33-35). Maybe if Peter had said, “By your grace Lord I will never deny you”. Then he wouldn’t have had to go through all this to learn his lesson.

“Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”(John 18:10-11).

“Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know here after. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.”(John 13:7-9).

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

The Real World

This world is not our home. We are just passing through on our journey of life to our real everlasting Heavenly world. All the things that you can touch and see and taste are only temporary and won’t last long. We are just a vapor compared to Eternity. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.” (Hebrews 11:13-16). “while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18). “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2).

“Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations;” (Psalms 49:11a). Knowing all this shouldn’t we be preparing more for our Eternal existence? “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:19-20). How do we lay up treasures in Heaven ? By winning Souls to Jesus, and helping the Missionaries to win them to Jesus. They will be our brothers and sisters forever in the Kingdom of Heaven. It is hard to find a real Missionary who is teaching the truth. I suggest you hitch your wagon to www.answersintheword.com. and help spread the truth of the Word of God to the World. “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”(Acts 20:27). It has taken me 50 years to put the pieces of the puzzle of the Bible together for you by the grace and help and leading of the Holy Spirit, and here it is on a sliver platter for you. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel just start rolling with it. For the time is short. Jesus is coming and it won’t be long ! The Spirit World is real, in fact it is the only real World that counts. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”(John 6:63). “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”(Ephesians 6:12-13). Be a fighter for Jesus in the Spirit, not a physical fighter in the flesh, (and for what?) If you can receive this then Blessed are you! “whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”(James 4:14). “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19). “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” (Luke 9:23-24). Will he say unto you, “Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the JOY of thy Lord.” Read Matthew 25:21&23.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

MEEKNESS

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”( Mathew 5:5-9). Jesus said; If we want to be blessed, then be Meek. Meekness is no weakness, it is strength under control. Jesus was meek, but not all the time. There is a time and a place for almost everything. READ: Ecclesiastes Chapter 3.  “Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.” (Zephaniah2:3).He hath shewed thee, O man,  what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy,and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).  Humility and meekness go hand in hand. Meekness brings on Gods Blessing. You accomplish more by being meek.By humility and the fear of the Lordare riches, and honour, and life.”(Proverbs 22:4). This is the formula if you want riches, and honour, and a good life. Meekness and Humility are the opposite of anger which is one letter away from danger. “What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” (1 Corinthians 4:21).Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ,(Corinthians10:1a). “meekness, temperance: against such there is no law: (Galatians 5:23).“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”(Galatians 6:1). “with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” (Ephesians 4:2)  “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;” (Colossians 3:12). “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”  (1 Timothy 6:11). “in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;” (2 Timothy 2:25). “to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.” (Titus 3:2). “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom”.(James 3:13). “but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).  If you go around all the time like a bull in a china closet your bound to do a lot of damage.Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30)

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

Romans 8 Part 3

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. The Lord knew you and pre planned your destiny before you were born.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”(Jeremiah 1:5). Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” (Ephesians 1:3-5).“For many are called, but few are chosen.”(Matthew 22:14). Because few choose to be chosen, and fulfill their God planned perfect will and destiny according to his WORD.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? One with God is a majority. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalms 27:1)

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”(John 14:13) 

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Be careful if you want to sue or accuse one of Gods people. Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?”(1 Corinthians 6:1).”And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”(Acts 5:38-39). 

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. The Devil is our accuser before God the Judge, and Jesus Christ is our defense attorney.

 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29).

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”(Galatians 2:20). 

 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” (Luke 9:23-24). They that bare the CROSS shall wear the CROWN !

 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. These last two verses(38-39) are great scriptures for showing people that they can not loose their Salvation !

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

The Show Must Go On !

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35). Let’s talk about Jesus, the only person that made it. Jesus said,And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”(John 8:29). “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”(Hebrews 4:15). “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”(Psalm 119:89). God’s WORD must and will be fulfilled !! being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6). It doesn’t matter if I screw up or you screw up, all the promises and prophecies of God’s WORD are going to be fulfilled ! You can have comfort in knowing this ! “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,and my thoughts than your thoughts.”(Isaiah 55:8,9). “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, “It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.” The way to fight the Devil is with THE WORD, like Jesus did. That’s why you should memorize verses. Please don’t let the Devil side track you.

 

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

Taking Correction and Gaining from it !!!

It is really hard for most of us to take correction because of our pride. They say the three hardest words to say are; ” I Was Wrong”, or “I am Sorry”. “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” (Hebrews 12:11). “For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” (1Peter 2:20). In other words, if you take the correction and say; Well Lord I don’t think I deserved this correction, but I am going to receive it anyway, because I know I deserve it for all the times I did wrong and didn’t get rebuked or corrected for it. The boomerang comes back! Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7). This kind of attitude pleases the Lord and you will find his love and mercy, and blessings upon you! Remember God’s word says; If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.”(Job 9:20).By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.”(Proverbs 22:4).He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”(Micah 6:8). So take the correction and gain from it and grow in the Lord, don’t fight it.” Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? “(Galatians 4:16). Jesus said; “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”(John 12:48). Be thankful that someone cares about you enough to spend their time to try and help you. Have some  fear of the Lord, and respect of Godly counsel. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”(Proverbs 1:7). He that hath and ear to hear let him hear. We all deserve Hell and Prison anyway. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”(Lamentations 3:22-23).“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”(Isaiah 53:6).Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.“(Proverbs 27:5-6).

 

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.