Loving the LORD pt4 DELIVERANCE

4 Things about Loving the LORD

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The LORD DELIVERS those that Love Him.

Psalm 145:20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psalm 18:1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,>> I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

2Cor 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2Tim 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

about Loving the LORD pt3 Receive a Crown

4 Things about Loving the LORD

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Those that love Him shall RECEIVE a crown.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

2Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

1Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

links to prior parts.

Love the Lord pt 2, OBEY Him.

We ought to Love the LORD pt 1.

Love the LORD pt2 OBEY Him

4 Things about Loving the LORD

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Click her for Part one.

We are to OBEY him out of love.

Joh 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God,

Da 9:4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

De 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

Ne 1:5; Deut 30:16,20; De 13:3; 11:1,13,22; 10:12; 6:5; 7:9.

Jos 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

God Loves us as seen in sending His Son.

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

We demonstrate our Love for Him when we keep His commandments.

Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Malachi 1:6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

If you live in Borger and would like some help in learning how to Love the LORD, contact us.

Link to Part 1.

We ought to Love the LORD pt 1.

Why We Ought to LOVE the LORD. pt1

Why we should Love the LORD.

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Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Part 1; why we ought to LOVE the LORD.

1 John 4:8 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

God Loves.

1 John 4:9 KJV

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

God Loved us first.

1 John 4:19 KJV

We love him, because he first loved us.

We know Love because God died for us.

1 John 3:16 KJV

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.

We Love Him when we keep His commandments.

1 John 5:3 KJV

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

We Love Him when we Love each other.

1 John 4:8,11 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. [11] Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

We know we Love each other when we keep His commandments.

1 John 5:2 KJV

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

We should LOVE the LORD.

5 ways we try to ALTER God’s Word.

5 ways we try to ALTER the word to validate a false belief.

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1. We ADD to the word.

2. We LESSEN the word of God.

3. We TWIST the scriptures to fit us.

4. We EXPLAIN away clear scripture.

5. We REJECT plain truths.

1. We ADD to the word.

We ADD to the word like Satan did with Eve.

Genesis 3:4 KJV

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall NOT surely die: (emphasis mine seb)

In our times people try to ADD that same not to Mark 16:16, but the ADD it in different places.

faith alone.

He that believeth and is (NOT) baptized shall be saved;

Baby baptism

He that believeth (NOT) and is baptized shall be saved;

Universalists

He that believeth (NOT) and is (NOT) baptized shall be saved;

atheists

He that believeth and is baptized shall (NOT) be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Jesus said,

Mark 16:16 KJV

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

2. We LESSEN the word of God.

Revelation 22:19 KJV

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Some say, “this verse only applies to the book of revelation.”

I say, “so you’re saying God is ok if we take away from other parts of the Bible?”

Look at what Jehoiakim did…

Jeremiah 36:23 KJV

And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.

Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Proverbs 30:5-6 KJV

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. [6] Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

No, we cannot ADD nor LESSEN God’s word. His word…

2 Timothy 3:15-17 KJV

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. [16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

3. We TWIST the scriptures to fit us.

2 Peter 3:16 KJV

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable TWIST, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Psalm 56:5

All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are on my demise.

Jeremiah 23:36

But refer no more to the burden of the LORD, for each man’s word becomes the burden, so that you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of Hosts, our God.

For example…

People TWIST what Jesus said about the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and make it about themselves.

John 16:13 KJV

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

This was spoken to the Apostles and does not apply to us in the same way.

We are guided by the holy Spirit in as much as we study and understand the written word.

Ephesians 3:3-4 KJV

How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, [4] Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

John 20:30-31 KJV

And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: [31] But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

We need to see what the context is of each passage. Not every passage is about us.

Let’s stop TWISTING the scriptures to fit us.

4. We EXPLAIN away clear scripture.

This one accepts that passages are God’s word, but somehow they don’t mean what they say. It’s a form of denial.

For example, Mark 16:16 KJV

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Folks will use the second half of the verse to EXPLAIN away the first half, or just deny that those verses are even in the Bible.

Some will come up with an unlikely, implausible scenario to EXPLAIN away the command.

For example; “What if you’re on the way to be baptized but die on the way?”

All this shows is a lack of concern for the commandments of the Lord.

Luke 6:46 KJV

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 14:15 KJV

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Ps. The pic is just to match the topic and is not a solicitation.

5. We REJECT plain truths.

For example; Naaman was given plain instruction about how to be cured.

2 Kings 5:10-12 KJV

And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

[11] But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

[12] Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Another example from Jesus:

Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

We do the same thing regarding baptism.

We REJECT it even though it’s clearly taught to be saved by grace through faith.

BAPTISM.

Is a BURIAL Col 2:12.

ADDS us to the church. Acts 2:41,47

PUTS on Christ. Gal 3:27

TAKES away (washes) or sins. Acts 22:16

It is INTO His death. Rom 6:3-4

SAVES us. 1Pet 3:21; Acts 16:31-33

MADE free from sin, and a new creation through Christ. Rom 6:3-4; 2Cor 5:17.

Recap of January 2023

The Theme for January focused on Bible study, reading, and warnings.

WEEK ONE:

4 Examples of those that READ the bible.

Josiah Read to RESTORE worship.

EZRA Read to the people.

Examples of Readers in ACTS.

DANIEL Read the scriptures.

WEEK TWO:

5 Tips for Effective Bible STUDY.

WEEK THREE:

the Relevant BIBLE.

WEEK FOUR:

5 ways we ALTER the word to keep our beliefs.

The focus of our assemblies is to Know Jesus through His word. You’re welcome to join us at one of our assemblies.

2Peter chp 2 FALSE TEACHERS

Warning of FALE TEACHERS.

FALSE.

Feigned Words. 2:3

Are Not Afraid To Speak Evil. 2:10  

Like Animals. 2:12

Serve Corruption. 2:19

Eyes Full of Adultery. 2:14

TEACHERS.

Truth Forsaken 2:15

Exercising Covetousness. 2:14

Allure w/ Lusts 2:18

Count It Pleasure to Riot. 2:13

Heretics, 2:1

Entangled Again. 2:20

Receive Reward. 2:13

Speak Swelling Words. 2:18

2Peter chp2 FEIGNED Preaching

2Pet 2:3 …with feigned words.

Diff FRUIT. 1:8 v 2:17 no water

Diff ENTICEMENT. 1:19 v 2:18 Allure with lusts

Diff INTEGRITY. 1:5-7 v 2:10,14 Arrogant

Diff GOD (source). 1:3, 16,21 v 2:3 see Phil 3:19

Diff NEWS. 1:3 v 2:1; see Gal 1:6-9

Diff ETERNITY. 1:4 v 2:19 Bondage

Diff DESTINY. 1:11 v 2:1, 3, 22 Destruction.

the Relevant Bible pt2

People often reject the Bible because they claim that it has no relevance today. Is that true? Many believers have the same lament.

In the last article I gave 3 of the 5 reasons I believe the Bible is still relevant.

  • It teaches us through the Biographies of both the good and the bad.
  • It teaches us through Inspired wisdom.
  • It teaches us about human Behaviors.

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

(1Cor 10:11-12)

Here are the last 2 of 5 reasons the BIBLE is still relevant to us today.

the BIBLE is relevant today because… It teaches about the origination of LOVE, and it teaches us how to LOVE. (more on this next month)

John 3:16.

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.

1John 3:16.

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.

1 John 4:7-11.

[7] Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

[8] He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

[9] In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

[10] Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

[11] Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1John 5:3.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

John 14:15.

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

We Read the BIBLE to learn about true LOVE

the BIBLE is relevant today because…It teaches through the EXPERIENCES of others whether good or bad.

We can learn from Cain & Abel (Gen 4), Moses’ mistake at Meribah (Num 20), Solomon’s mistakes in the many women he had (1Kings 11:3). We can learn from Esther’s example of bravery, and her uncle’s example of doing what is right.

“… I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish” (Est 4:16b).

It’s good to learn from our own experience, but it’s so much better to learn from other’s EXPERIENCE, especially their mistakes.

You don’t really want to make tragic mistakes yourselves that can leave permanent scars or worse, cost your life. “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh” (Heb 11:4).

We Read the BIBLE to learn through the EXPERIENCES of others.

The Bible is Relevant for us today as stated in this beautiful summary statement made so many years ago.

This Book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.

Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.

Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the Judgment, and be remembered forever.

It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.”

This anonymous selection is a great tribute to the scriptures and also to the one who had the insight to write it.

Spencer

Hebrews chpt 8

Hebrews chapter 8.

Heb 8:1 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

Jesus is Seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. 1.

Jesus is A Minister, A Mediator, of a A Better covenant… 2,6.

“I Will…” Jeremiah 31:31-34; 8-12.

“A New Covenant.” 8:8, 13; Jer 31:31.

How is Jesus BETTER?

The Old Covenant is obsolete, growing old, and ready to vanish away. (now has vanished after the destruction of Jerusalem).

OLD TESTAMENT

Old Heb 8:13

For Transg. Gal 3:16

Limited. Heb 8:7, 10:4

Abolished. Eph 2:15

Was a Shadow. Heb 10:1

NEW TESTAMENT

Now in force Heb 10:9

Today Obey. Heb 3:7

Last one. Heb 10:26

Appeared to all. Titus 2:11

Water Required. Mark 16:16