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John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. -- Read John 3:1-21
Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a (new) creature: old things are passed away; behold, (all) things are become new.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (3) For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (4) That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Matthew 25: They were all virgins but 5 were lost --read the chapter
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
( John 3:7 Jesus said ye must be born again)
We all can find a verse that tells us what we want to hear, there will be many lost after he says depart from me. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Please see context: Deuteronomy 10:16, Deuteronomy 30:6, even in old testament men have argued their holiness, set apart status, (in the flesh) yet GOD said even then; it's about the heart. Jeremiah 4:4, Jeremiah 9:25, = Romans 2:29, Romans 3:30, Romans 4:11, 1Corinthians 7:18,
They were still arguing circumcision, not equality in GOD. Acts 11:2, Galatians 2:12,
New= 2Corinthians 5:17,
Hopefully these are helpful
corruptly. we cannot lose our spirit which is God given, but you can turn away from the grace of God and decide or be tricked to walking by the flesh and become useless to GOD. iN 1jOHN ITS CALLED THE LUST OF THE FLESH AND THE PRIDE OF LIFE. So
basically what you sew is what you reap either of the flesh or of the spirit. Remember in the gospels Jesus christ said those who
really believe from the heart Romans 10;9=10 none will be lost why because we have been bought back. God is not an indian giver and He keeps his word. Keep something in mind its called gift of holy spirit so when understood correctly we operate it by our freedom of will because God is not a control freak that the other dude and he does it by manipulation. When someone says to me God made me its never the true God. Prayerfully this helps.
John 6:37 would be one of many verses that would show the permanency of salvation. I believe in the permanency of salvation because I am trusting in the one who saved me and the one who has promised to keep me saved until the day of redemption.
Hebrews 10:36 "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."
2 Corinthians 5:10 - For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Revelation 2:10 "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."
Matthew 12:32 "...but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come."
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
Hebrews 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"
James 2:14-26 "...faith, if it hath not works, is dead..."
James 2:19 "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
1 Peter 1:13 "...hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"
John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
1 Peter 1:5 - "...salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."
1 Cor 9:24-27 run the race
2 Peter 3:17
1 Timothy 4:1
2 Peter 2:20-22
1 Corinthians 15:2-8
2 Peter 2:20-21
Important to read all scripture in its full context, not just cherry pick. When reading in context its obvious from countless passages, parables, teachings that God wants us to obey him! Satan deceives believers into assuming doing evil is ok; it's not.
We get that question a lot.
That question is the source of a lot of debates and division for years.
For me here is a couple of reasons why I no longer like to answer those"original" posts directly.
1) In a way it is like a person asking "if you commit suicide will you go to Heaven?" I am cautious to give an answer to that: afraid of what one might do with that information.
( It can prompt one to continue in sin.)
2) Some ask that question rhetorically. ( Looking for a debate )
You asked for "scripture" on once saved always saved ".Please Forgive me for asking is that a rhetorical question?
However, To be cautious in my answer I would say examine by what means where you saved and your answer lies there.
I can not loose my salvation because I have a great Shepherd who layed down his life for me and calls me by name!! "He said he will never say to me I never knew you!" And he said "no man or myself can pluck me out of his hand!
This same Shepherd said he will NEVER leave or forsake me and he would abide with me forever.
He will NEVER leave or forsake me and he would abide with me forever!!
Now notice John 14:17.
" Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; FOR HE DWELLETH WITH YOU, AND
( SHALL BE IN YOU )
He shall be in me and he shall never leave or forsake me!
In order for us who are "TRULY" saved to loose our salvation; Christ would have to be able to loose his salvation.
Examine ourselves and by what means you were saved and the answer lies there.
This is my understanding, please study and let the Holy Spirit help you come to your understanding.
The people in Thessalonica were questioning things and had concerns about the second coming of Jesus. Paul, in first and second Thessalonians, was responding to Timothy's report on the church there. In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul told them that Jesus would not return until two things happened "for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;".
What is this falling away, apostasia; meaning defection, revolt, to leave, or depart? To be one of the two things that Paul lists that will happen before Jesus returns it must be of a large scale, not some gradual departure.
In Revelation 3:10 there is the hour of temptation that will come on all the world. In 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion. God will not keep us from being tempted but keep us by giving us the strength in our faith not to surrender to it. This temptation comes upon all the world including the believers in Christ if we are still alive, if we are living, we will face this, Revelation 13:9-15
Jesus said these words, Matt. 10,16 Mark 8 and Luke 9, Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it, to me fits this very time that is coming.
Romans 8:17-18 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
"Here is the patience and the faith of the saints".
"There's A Great Day Coming By & BY"
Matt. 11: 28-30 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.
Loving Father, I want to press on in my Christian life, to become more and more like the Lord Jesus. I know thatit will require me to put my hand to the plough and press on, with the patient endurance that only comes from You. I pray thatI may not lose heart or grow weary in doing the good works that You have prepared for me to do. Thank You that in due time I may reap a fruitful reward, if I do not give up. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
The amount of prayer for decernment and strength over these words makes me feel at times ,well most times obsessed and sometimes very uncomfortable if that makes any sense , at times I'm an anointed by some readings or some conversation . And it is so so glorious and comforting,however it's very short-lived and yet to always see myself falling backwards into some of the same old thought processes . I am a construction worker so please bare with me as i am no the most tech savvy but i would really appreciate any and all feedback regarding the topics i have mentioned , i am currently inspired for the day while my cup has something in it to fuel me , thanks to all who i mentioned and made this a good day for me .
Pray to God in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ. Talk to him, HE will listen, and HE will comfort You. Ask him to guide you, and put your life in His hands.
"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
I will also pray for you.
The Dominion God gave to Adam
+ the Authority of the Believer in Christ
= Total Destruction of Satan's Power against
Believers in Jesus Christ.
Satan (as an outlaw spirit) stole Adams Dominion briefly. That includes all the principalities, powers and demons mentioned in Ephesians 6. They are all outlaws since the Birth of Jesus as HUMAN.
The Dominion was given to a human Adam.
By Abrahams (in Covenant with God) willingness to sacrifice his own son, Isaac; the plan was set in motion to redeem mankind through Jesus the Messiah. He had to be fully God, and fully Human (THE SON OF MAN) or, the son of a human.
He set aside His power, to come to earth as a newborn baby.
Jesus appeared at times in the Old Testament as the Son of God. He was in the furnace with the 3 Hebrew children in Daniel. He wrestled with Jacob, etc.
Time rolled onward; And the genealogy Bloodline, until Bethlehem. Mary and Joseph were both descendants of King David. (A prophesy fulfilled)
I'm going to skip forwardif Satan knew what the Godhead was doing, he would've not allowed the crowd to scream "crucify Jesus" and then do it. He was sure that he had gotten rid of Jesusuntil the 3rd day when Jesus came out of the Tomb!!!
We CHRISTIANS have the Dominion, the Authority of Jesus Christ to ruin Satan's plans EVERY day. The Holy Spirit accomplishes the WORD OF GOD coming out of our mouth. "It is WRITTEN"
We've been given everything we need to make satans life a nightmare. Many, many sons and daughters of God using Jesus's Name, His Authority, Dominion, over all the works of Satan and his demons. The Holy Spirit will give us the names If We Ask Him!
We are children of the Most High God; not orphans! Jesus is our High Priest and the King of Glory. reread top line
God's GRACE in infirmities: Link
1st, Most often, the positive and profitable activity of well-doing is inconvenient, costly, and sacrificial in time, energy, labor, and resources.
2nd, GOD does not always reward well-doing immediately or even in this lifetime.
3rd, GOD always rewards well-doing in "due season."
Contextually, this "well doing" refers to "communicating" temporal wealth to teachers who "teacheth in all good things" (v.6), as well as providing life-support resources to the less fortunate within "the household of faith" (v.10).
The words "season" (v.9), and "opportunity" (v.10) translate from the same Greek noun root, both meaning a very specific, short, and measurable period of time, climaxed by an important decisive event. Contextually, this "due season" specifically refers to CHRIST's Second Coming wherein HE will ultimately reward HIS children for their well-doing (cp. Rev. 22:12 re. "rewards").
The New Testament speaks much concerning rewards which GOD The FATHER and LORD JESUS CHRIST will give to the Faithful. See Mt. 5:12; 6:4, 6, 18; 10:41-42; 16:27; Mk. 9:41; Lu. 6: 23, 35; 1Cor. 3:8, 14; Heb. 11:26; 2Jn. 1:8; and Rev. 22:12.
Do not allow weariness, exhaustion, and impatience prompt you to quit in well-doing as "faint not" (v.9) suggests (cp. 1Cor. 15:58).
The first priority of individual Christians and the local church is to provide necessary aid and support first and foremost, and "especially" (v.10), to the church's less fortunate, if and when necessary in the same manner as did the Jerusalem church "as every man had need" (Ac. 2:45; 4:34-35).
The expression, "household of faith" (v.10), identifies all Christians generally, and the local church specifically (cp. Eph. 2:19; 1Pet. 4:17). First Timothy 3:15 adds further descriptions: "the house of GOD, which is the Church of The Living GOD, the pillar and ground of the Truth."
Brother Bailey gave a great response. I would like to share a little more with you if I may. Galatians 6:10 says, "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men."
That word good is the word AGATHOS. It's the good of God. It doesn't mean do humanitarian good things. It means the goodness of the Spirit of God ministering through us to others.
As you have opportunity, do good to all men. It's not human effort. It's the Spirit of God working through the believer that causes that believer to do good to others.
And then it says, "Especially unto them that are of the household of faith." The believers in Christ are top priority!
There are too many churches that make the non-believer the priority and they don't take care of their own.
Many believers go without food, and the church can be going through difficult financial circumstances, but they are willing to spend thousands of dollars on advertising and on various church programs in order to attract more people to their church. And the church suffers because we are not taking care of our own.
My prayer is that God would raise up believers with a care and concern to reach other believers. That would be nice!
In fact Jesus said, all men will know that you're my disciples when you have love for one another, meaning other believers. Brothers and sisters in Christ have top priority. No one should experience the inability to live and function with food and clothing and shelter.
So the conclusion is let us do good for all men, but especially to those who are of the household of faith.