Truth or Lie

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Truth or Lie

Comparisons

 

Why Jesus truth?  The whole universe falls under two categories.  Anything you mention is either of the truth or it is certainly in the lie category.  Our faith and our lives are lived and operate by the “Truth” or a “Lie.”  It does not matter what you mention it falls under one of those headings.

Which do you believe, the truth or a lie?  Do you know that even more of people will believe a lie before they will the truth?  That is certainly sad but it is true.  That statement is not according to me, most importantly, but according to what God communicated to mankind through His Word.  The Lord, Jesus Christ said, most noteworthy, “I am the way, the truth, and the light.”  Therefore we can believe Him when He says that certainly.  And Satan is “the father” of all lies.  Finally, in contrast, we either believe the truth or we believe a lie.

Truth Benefits

The “truth” will be beneficial to you or help you and a lie will always harm you.  First of all, had you rather be harmed or benefited?  It does not take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, besides did you know most people bring about their own misery.  Many do not want to hear that because they look at themselves as doing no wrong, rather many are in for a “rude awakening.”  

Did you know that God don’t lie?  He has never told a lie.  The truth He shared with us in the Bible of His Son Jesus is something you can believe.  It is not a fairy tale like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.  Furthermore, I’ll give you a few examples of “truth” and “lie”, although their are literally millions of examples in everyday life, certainly.

Example

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For example, this is going to touch a nerve with a  lot of people certainly.   A local television station promotes breweries daily.  Why?  For one thing, profit certainly.  Beer companies pay the station big bucks for advertising their beer. Then, they receive a large profit from the advertisements as a result. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.   

Lies

You tell me the answer to these questions.  Is beer good for your body?  The answer is no, because it can destroy the flesh through liver disease or causing accidents through drunkenness, most importantly.  The bible says in Galatians 5:21 – Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  I did not say this, God did.  

Beer therefore being good for you would fall under the “lie category,” because, believing a lie will harm.  The truth is what the bible says.  The truth will benefit you.  Stay away from beer and it will benefit you.  I want to ask you a question.  Do you live by lies or the truth?  

Does the TV stations not realize there are other folks that find that offensive to their belief system?  You can call me a nut if you wish, I am screwed on the right bolt.  Your beer and what you think will not change the truth.  The truth will stand for all eternity.  It is a matter of obedience and believing God.  Some call that faith.  Most importantly, it is funny when anybody speaks “truth” they suddenly become the “bad guy.”

The Devil : the father of lies

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This is only one example, there are millions more where the “truth” always wins out.  The devil will lie you right into Hell!  A day is coming, most importantly, the bible says, when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess who is “Lord”, as a result of this “truth” we have been sharing on this post. 

Have you ever really contemplated on having more peace in your life?  You can visit another post on this website titled Peace.” Consequently, we need to maintain an attitude of trying to keep the peace among our brothers and sisters in Christ, but likewise among those we meet along the way.

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Born Again

Salvation

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Does God Say That All Are Good? “There is none righteous, no not one:”  Romans 3:10.

GOD SAYS THAT ALL ARE SINNERS Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

GOD TELL US THE REASON ALL ARE SINNERS
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

GOD TELLS US THE RESULT OF SIN
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

GOD TELLS US OF HIS CONCERN FOR SINNERS
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s Plan of Salvation makes it plain.

Rom 10:9 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.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation

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The word “confess” means to agree with God that you are a sinner and that Jesus alone was your substitute in death on the cross.

To “believe in thine heart” means to make a commitment of yourself to the living Christ as your hope for eternity.

Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved

Reflection

Have you taken the time to sit down and reflect on the things of God?  Are you 100% sure you are going to heaven?  Above all, God wants you to be sure, because He loves you.  Besides, this is what He says in scripture.  Most importantly, I do not wish anyone to doubt their salvation but ask yourself if you are sure you are going to heaven.  Hence, if you are not sure, the bible says today is the day of salvation.  Finally, most importantly, it changes not only your life, but furthermore the lives of others.  For the reason that it not only not guarantees you a place in heaven, but you can then be a better witness for others, as a result.  

Believe

So, for the reason that Jesus loved us, just believe that Jesus walked the earth in the flesh, (or God in the flesh), was crucified, furthermore died for your sins, and rose from the grave and three days later, that those who believe could certainly have life eternal.  Seems like, people in the modern era, due to busy lifestyles, spend less time reflecting on the things of God, as a result pulling farther away, even more.   Furthermore, to keep true peace, we certainly need to likewise stay in His Word, above all maintaining that peace.  Finally, God first loved you, while we were yet sinners.

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Knowing God’s Will

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God’s Will

Knowing God’s Will

A recent survey revealed that in an average Bible Believing, independent Baptist Church, maybe 40% of the members know God’s will for them, 48% want to know God’s will, and the remaining 12% are unconcerned.  The twelve percent either just do not know, do not care, or have not really given any thought to the matter. 

Very few people today can actually say today that they know the will of God for them personally.  Romans chapter 12 discusses the will of God and how to know.  So hopefully this lesson will enlighten us a little bit as to what we need to know to understand this better.

 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. Rom. 12: 1

 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Rom 12: 3

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For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: Rom. 12: 4

The Formulas

Verses one and two give the formula for knowing God’s will.  There are other things involved in a full knowledge of God’s will.  For example, circumstances have a part in the will of God.  Circumstances involve God working things out in a given situation to guide His servant, (which would be you).  Yes, since we have become saved, we are now a servant of Jesus Christ.  Why are we a servant of Jesus Christ?  Because if we want blessings in our life, and also in our eternal home, heaven, we are to serve Him, and obey Him in all things.

Other Christians, wiser than ourselves, can often help us in ascertaining the will of God.  God can use many different ways to reveal His will to an individual.  Consequently, when we speak of a certain “formula”, there may also be many other factors involved.  Be that as it may, the principles found in Romans 12 must be operating in one’s life if he or she is to really know God’s will for them.

Consider this basic formula for knowing God’s will.  Paul says, “I beseech you” in verse 1.  Beseech means to beg or plead with someone.  The apostle is begging us to do something.  That something must certainly be worthy of our attention for him to beg us.  We need to pay attention and see what it is.

Look at verse 1 again.  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God.”  Paul calls our attention to something that should motivate us to want the will of God in our lives.  A man in deep thought

A Living Sacrifice

Paul says to “present your bodies a living sacrifice” That is exactly what the three Hebrews did in Daniel 3:28, when Nebuchanezzar made the golden statue. 

They said, (Dan 3:16-17), “our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver (us) out of thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”  They sais God was able to deliver them, but if He chose not to, they would still serve Him.  They yielded their bodies that they would not bow down to any God except their own.

That is what Paul is beseeching Christians to do:  “present your bodies a living sacrifice.”  That is, we are to take ourselves, ourselves totally, and give ourselves to God.  

Paul Says

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Look at Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 

That is a command.  That is what Paul is begging us to do in chapter 12.  He pleads in chapter 12what he commanded in chapter 6.  Our members are the parts of our bodies.  We are to yield, or present, them unto God, as instruments of righteousness.  God wants us to verbally and consciously commit ourselves to Him.  He wants us to yield our members to God through prayer.

God, I give you my eyes that they might look for you and see the needs of people that you might minister through me to those people.

The little member that needs yielding the most is the tongue.  It causes more trouble than any other member.

 Jam 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

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The “Tongue” Defies

Jam 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

The Bible says that in the tongue is the power of life and death (Pro. 18:21).  If every Christian would completely yield his tongue to God, everything he had would be God’s.  James says (1:26) if a man does not bridle his tongue, his religion is vain.  If one can control his tongue, he has control of the whole body. (James 3:2)

Eli in the Old Testament is an illustration of this perfect yielding to God.  He had a lot of problems, mainly in his own family.  He was not good in the discipline and training of his sons.  Because of that, the curse of God came on Eli’s family.  

Disobedience

Now, there was a man to whom God said, “I’m going to cut your family off.  You’ll have no descendants in Israel at all, because of your disobedience in raising your sons in a godly manner.”  When Eli received that negative message from God, he said (1st Sam. 3:18), “It is the Lord: let Him doeth what seemeth Him good.” That is total submission to the will of God. 

Had he submitted to God like that 25 years earlier, God would not have had to curse his family.  Had he yielded himself as a father to God, to be used of God the way God wants a father to be, then he would not have had serious problems with his sons later.  God would not have had to destroy his family.  Finally he came to a point in his life where he totally submitted to God, but it was too late to salvage his family.

Is that not the way it is with a lot of Christians?  They wait until their children are grown, gone astray, and on their way to hell, before they finally wake up and get right with God.  We should get right years and years before that happens. 

Someone once asked a Christian educator, “When do you start educating a child?”  His answer was, “twenty years before he‘s born, by educating his parents.”  We must start as early as possible.  So we need to yield ourselves to God at whatever point in our lives we are at right now.  If one is saved, it matters not if he is only ten years old; he needs to yield himself to God.  God wants total submission, just like Eli expressed.   

Be a Light 

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Isaiah gives another picture of total submission to God.  God said, “Whom shall I send?”   Isaiah looked around and said, “Lord, I’m here.  Why don’t you send me?  That is total submission.  God is asking that same question to all of us: “Whom can I send to the mission field?  Whom can I send to your next door neighbor to tell them about Jesus? 

Too often we do respond as Isaiah did:  “Lord, here am I; send me.”  Instead, we say, “Lord get somebody else to go to my neighbor.”                                                              

“Whom can I send to witness to your fellow employee or your schoolmate?”  We should quickly reply, “Lord, You don’t have to look any further.  Here I am, ready to do your will.”  May we, as Isaiah, totally submit to the will of God?

Go  “Present your whole bodies a living sacrifice.”  The first step one must take, in order to know for sure what the will of God is for him, is to dedicate himself  totally to the Lord.

 1st Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This concerns more than just dying and going to heaven and waiting on the second advent of the Lord.  He is saying that He wants us Christians to be in such a state when the Lord comes back, that at that moment we are blameless.  We will not be in sin nor even having wicked thoughts.

Be Ready

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We will be doing what God wants us to be doing right at that moment.  If one is planting an apple tree when Jesus comes back and that is what God wants him doing, he is just as much in the will of God as the person standing on the street corner preaching.  He is yielded to God and doing what God wants him doing.

1Th 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.  What will God do?  He will preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  In order for Him to do that, there are some things contingent on us.  We have to yield ourselves to Him.  

God wants us to live our lives and do the things necessary for living.  He wants men to make a living for their families.  He wants ladies to be homemakers.  It is His will for us to do all the things necessary to living.  Paul says that whatever we are doing, we should be blameless in body, soul, and spirit, when the Lord returns.

God wants the whole person to be sanctified.  When does He want that; when does He want us to yield ourselves totally to Him? 

Dedicated

 God wants us dedicated today, so He can bless us this day.  That is why He tells us in Mathew chapter 6 to concern ourselves with today, and do not worry about tomorrow. 

Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.  Forget what may happen tomorrow, or next month, or what happened last week.  We must concern ourselves with today.  Living today, not yesterday, not tomorrow.  Dedicate ourselves to God today, that He may bestow upon us a blessing today.  The reason we go through many days without blessings from God is because, on those days, we have not dedicated ourselves unto the Lord. 

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Another passage shows when God wants us dedicated unto Him.  1Ch 29:5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?

The materials mentioned were being dedicated for the building of the temple.  After consecrating the gold and silver, David inquired as to who of the people would consecrate his service “this day” unto the Lord.  God cannot bestow a blessing on us this day unless we are willing to consecrate ourselves this day unto Him. 

Consecrate Ourselves

God wants us to consecrate our whole being to Him today.  We might respond, “Well, I did it yesterday.  Is that good enough for today?  It is not.  That is why we should get up every morning dedicating ourselves for that day unto the Lord.

Psa 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  

Lam 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

And our dedication to Him should be new every morning.  And it will be, if our faithfulness to Him is great.     

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Does God Love Everyone?

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Does God Love Everyone

Most importantly, does the Bible teach that God loves everyone?  The answer is NO.  That is the humanist view.  Romans 9:13 –  Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated.  There are two classes of people, those He loves, and those He hates.  John-3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  

          Above all, man, is not the measure of things, God is.  If we tell unbelievers God loves you, then there is no need of a mediator, God loves them anyway, then there is no enmity between God and man, that would make peace between the unbeliever and God and no reconciliation.  That is a false gospel.  False gospel can cause a false salvation. 

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Peace

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Peace

Inner Peace

Do you search inner peace?  There is a peace that can be found.  Besides, the only true inner eternal peace is through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Above all, now before you cut me off or leave the page please here me out.

A question comes to mind in any situation, especially when we are very troubled or a possible life and death situation.  Can God really do what He says He can do in the bible?  There truly is a peace that passes all understanding.  It starts with faith.  Do we believe?  Finally, do you believe what God has shared with us in His precious Word of Truth?

It is actually something that you can bring about yourself through meditating on the Word of God.  Start by making you a list of all the “peace verses” in the bible and then taking the time to study them.  Above all, did you know the answer for any problem in the world is in the bible?  Isn’t that good news?

Most importantly, if you truly have a desire for lasting peace you will search out the scriptures.  Remember, Satan is the author of confusion.  Above all, the Lord is of peace.  It should not be difficult to make the right decision.  If you are “born again” which you can find on the “Salvation” page, you will gain eternal peace in a glorified body.  Therefore, no more sickness, no more pain, no more death!  

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