Let's take a look at Authority, Truth and Obedience...Where will obedience serve you best?...With the Lord, AMEN!
If it became illegal to serve God I would be hauled off in cuffs, AMEN halleluah!
God comes First and the laws of the Land come second! It is written... We are to be obedient to the secular law of the land ....
Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.
as long as it doesn't go against God's Law which comes first and foremost...
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
TRUTH: It is written... Truth is the entire Word of God, Jesus is the Living Word ...(Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever.) Heb 13:8
Jeremiah 5:3O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
John 14:1717Even 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.
God is very clear, discernment leaves no room for deviation. Truth is truth, and degrees are like fruit..just variations of the same genre, from which it came! A predecessor if you will....the plum is a variant of the prune. Untruth can range from gossip, to supposition, to outright misinformation. Intillectual truth & personal truth can not be trusted, they are subject to interpretation (if it doesnt line up with the word of God) it is counterfeit and deceptive. Hitler's truth (although it might have seemed right in his own mind) meant the slaughtering of millions of innocent victims.
Stubborn and disobedient: Saying it's so simply does not makeit so! Many foolishly cling to their own devised ideals and beliefs. It's dangerous and could cost them eternity!
Deut 21:18If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
It's a natural human tendency of the unsaved to retaliate, resist, harden the heart or ears and otherwise find fault or blame in the WORD of truth because it convicts the conscience. It's also the beginning of healing, we can not come to the Salvation of the Lord until we are broken, humbled and face the truth of our unworthyness, our need for the Savior Christ Jesus...
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.
3John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
Hebr 4:12, For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, ...
I believe a "BELIEf" should serve a purpose, be edifying, effective, transformative. What does it serve to believe in NOTHING or to believe in a lie; My beliefs are not easily swayed (im sure many can associate with this) My beliefs before I read the bible were taught to me or adopted from all the people in my life whom I collectively trusted and admired. Most of them meant well (many were flawed) after I read the word of God my spirit was moved, my transformation began and the beliefs I stand for now are based on divinely established words pressed out by the spirit of God in such a magnificent collaborative effort of the spirit that it defies pretense or supposition....to put it plainly....God's Authority does not require authentication; our application, interpretation and adherence to His word does!
The Word of God is sound and all of it is true...DONT TAKE MY word on...take His....(all 1189 chapters and all 31,103 verses) As you seek truth and apply yourself, you will learn obedience, God is faithful to deliver! Hold fast to this saying and bind it upon your hearts! Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask, Seek, Knock (He says it twice for a reason)
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
2Tim 3:13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
Romans 8:6 "The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace."
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
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 Corinthians 14:15 "So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind."
2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."
Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Heavenly Father, give your children ears to hear and eyes to see what the spirit says. Unlock truth through Holy Spirit, give effective & effectual discernment; give us the boldness necessary to lead others to you and the spirit of temperence to deliver them unscathed. Father we recognize you are the true Authority and we surrender our will to yours; please accept our desire to remain obedient to you and deliver us from any strongholds that would threaten that intimate connection we have with you.Embrace us lovingly and send us the comfirmations we need to know deep down when you are leading us to or from a situation. We ask this in the name of your Holy Son, Our Lord & Savior; Christ Jesus AMEN!
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