1 John Chapter 4 Discussion Page 12

  • Timothy Wayne George on 1 John 4
    John in this letter is warning us to test the spirit, and beware of false teachers. Anyone who does not believe the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, is of the anti-christ. The Spirit of God that is in every believer is greater than the false spirit in the world. ITim 2:15 tells us to rightly devide the word of truth. The Holy Spirit guides us in all truth. He takes the things of Christ, and makes them known unto us. When you have been born again, the Spirit of God comes into your heart, and bares witness with your spirit that you are a child of God. Therefore you will know the truth from error. Keep studying the word of God, and pray to the Holy Spirit to take the word of God to your heart so you can understand it.
  • Mike Rogers on 1 John 4
    can some one comment on 1John4:1-6 please. thank you.
  • Mike Rogers on 1 John 4
    it is powerful and true
  • Anonymous on 1 John 4
    @ Linda...

    Clearing your mind is NOT something you would want to do. When you clear your mind, you get rid of everything in it. Your mind can't stay like that for long, you eventually fill it again, and it might be filled with the wrong things. Demons, for instance have easy access to people who clear their minds.
  • Kaedynn on 1 John 4
    I think 1 John 4 is powerful.
  • Donna on 1 John 4
    Dear Rosie, Regarding your question, 'How do I become perfect in love so that fear will no longer be part of my daily life?'

    The more you read God's Word (WORDS,) the more FAITH increases in you, along with all of the other fruits of the Spirit.

    Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    So, just read, read, read. It is the same as to EAT spiritual meat, and drink spiritual drink. It's not about just merely memorizing the scriputures, no more than is eatting for physical nourishment about memorizing how physical food tastes.

    And, daily repent of; confess, your sins unto the Lord, or if you can't think of any, ask Him to forgive you for just in case. As, to repent is a priviledge for those that have received Christ. No one CAN repent in the way of true repentance without FIRST receiving Christ. That is WHY there's no need to repent IN ORDER to answer His call, and receive Him:

    Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

    Since you HAVE received Christ, you WILL repent, because you believe and trust in God, and therefore you are BLESSED, your are GODLY, and RIGHTEOUS, and UPRIGHT, and the GOODNESS of God SURROUNDS YOU:

    Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
    (By the time the Lord is through CLEANSING us with His blood, and forgiving us, there is NO guile or any unrighteousness whatsoever! And all it takes is a moment each day, or sometimes maybe several moments.)

    Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I WILL confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

    6 For this shall EVERY ONE that is GODLY pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

    10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

    11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

    ONLY the GODLY will humble themselves, and bring forth the FRUIT of the mouth MEET FOR; WORTHY OF, repentance, due to true sorrow of heart; being sorry for any sin, even any we didn't mean, nor intend.

    Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the FRUIT of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

    Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore FRUITS worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

    And it is GOD Himself that gave you the GIFT of His Spirit that makes you WILLING to repent:

    Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for TO WILL is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

    Philippians 2:13 For it is GOD which worketh in you both TO WILL and to do of his good pleasure.

    Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath begun a good work in you WILL PERFORM perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

    If we were not inclined to sin, as to yield to it in some way, He would not command us, upon receiving Him, to ABIDE in Him, to FOLLOW AFTER Him etc... We DO abide in Him, as we continue to obey His command to love, and to confess; repent of, our sins when, or in case we, disobey Him, so we can proceed to CONTINUE in Him. And, as we do these things:

    John 15:4 ABIDE in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear FRUIT of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

    Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits MEET FOR REPENTANCE:

    Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth CONFESSION IS MADE unto salvation.

    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and JUST TO FORGIVE us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    2 Corinthians 7:10 For GODLY sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

    Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the GOODNESS OF GOD leadeth thee to repentance?

    Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt BE CONDEMNED.

    As we repent of; confess, our sins daily, we KNOW we are then CLEAN, and up and ready to CONTINUE to WALK in Him, UN-defeated!

    So, all we need do is to BELIEVE, RECEIVE, SAY, SPEAK, CONFESS, God's Word unto us, as we read it. And He has A WORD for EVERYTHING good unto us:

    Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: NO good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

    He even instilled 'repenting of sin' in the very prayer He instructs us to pray daily:

    Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

    10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

    11 Give us this day our DAILY bread.

    12 And FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, as we forgive our debtors.

    13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

    14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

    Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    As you remember to repent, TAKE JOY, in reading, and confessing, God's Word, unTO you, as for what you are, and have, in Christ, in God, by faith. And that faith will become manifested, as God, by His Spirit, will PERFORM His Words that you confess by faith, and perfect you more and more each day:

    Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which WORKETH BY LOVE.

    Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,

    1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

    1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE that is in you, than he that is in the world.

    2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not MADE PERFECT IN LOVE.

    1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is PERFECTED in us.

    Romans 13:10 LOVE WORKS NO ILL to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

    1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love DWELLETH IN GOD, and God in him.

    Psalms 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

    Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

    2 Kings 17:39 But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

    Psalms 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

    Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

  • Anonymous on 1 John 4
    Born again friends. The Holy Spirit in us makes us sons of GOD through our faith in Christ Jesus. It give us the authority in this world.
    "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world"

    Let us show our love for our GOD by loving each other. Our GOD is love. He first loved us that HE gave HIS only son to die on the cross for our sins.
  • SANDRA RAY on 1 John 4
    God word is real and true! We have to have the spirit of (GOD) in us which is the (HOLY GHOST-SPIRIT) in us. And, God in us, God will teach us his way of the 10 commandments. Studying the word of God (daily). Just like, we feeds our nature body. You will find yourself loving your enmies. And, God will make your enmies be, your foot stool. Try God at his word. STAND AND STAY FOCUS!
  • Linda on 1 John 4
    @Rosie be at peace within thyself, and know that each and everyday is of perfect Love. Clear your mind and keep it still, think only of the Love of God and this will release all the fear. Fear is nothing but the darkness trying to fool you into doubt. It feeds on your fear, Love is much stronger than darkness. So as long as you focus on Love in your heart and mind, then this dakess has no place to live. Look at how many times in these scriptures it says, that as long as you believe in Jesus, you will be protected from darkness. During these times on Earth, within the next few years this darkness is on the way out, it will be more intense to live. Know and Love God and you will be protected through all the havoc this world will see in the next few years.
  • Rosie on 1 John 4:18
    How do I become perfect in love so that fear will no longer be apart of my daily life?
  • Debra White on 1 John 4
    We belong to GOD not OURSELVES, so come as a child ready to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. God/Christ OVERCAME the WORLD and if you accept Jesus as ur Lord and Savior u can too OVERCOME the WORLD. "Greater is he (ur Spirit Man) than he that is in the world (Flesh)...I Luv God/Christ...an his Word, which makes me Whole. The best decision u ever can make...just try him the choice is upto u, he is a FREE WILL God/Christ but I can honestly say, u will NEVER be the same. Oh, what a wonderful journey, each day is a new beginning waiting for love, joy, and peace to consume ur soul...be blessed!!!
  • Imuetinyan on 1 John 4:11
    We ought to love one another, but d heart of man is desperately wicked. It is not easy bcos some pple misbehave when they know u love them and mistake ur meekness 4 stupidity!

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