Tuesday, 13 October 2015

KNOWING THE TRUTH

Delali - a servant of God and of Christ Jesus. To all who are willing to hear the TRUTH. Peace be with you all.

ABOUT FEAR

We are created by God, and He has good plans for us. He has not called us into impurity but in holiness and love. He lives in us when we acknowledge Him and obey all His commandments. If for this reason God lives in us, then what in the world can shatter us. We would only fear if we don't have God - for that is the truth. No one who has God has fear. God does not fear and if we live in Him and He in us, how then can we fear. Let us have it in mind that fear overcomes us. We are made strong if we have God, and none of us can withstand the spirit of fear without God. God Himself did not give us up to fear, but fear came to us once we disobeyed Him. BUT BECAUSE HE LOVED US AND GAVE US HIS SON, HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO CAST OUT FEAR IN US. So perfect love casts out fear. In order to be fearless, WE MUST LOVE GOD AND OUR NEIGHBOURS. Loving God would make us have the Holy Spirit who would strengthen our hearts, and loving our neighbours would reveal the mystery of power when it is needed. All these testify about the Love of God.

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2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Hebrews 13:1, 5-6 ESV

Let brotherly love continue. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

1 Peter 3:14-15 ESV

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Revelation 2:10 ESV

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

JOS 1:9 ESV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
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ABOUT WORLDLY PASSIONS

When we are of the world we lose all hope in God. The faithful servant has nothing to do with the slothful servant. If the faithful servant joins the wicked servants in his operations, would not the master of the house count them both as unfaithful? But if the faithful servant abhors all wicked activities of the bad servant, his master would be glad with him and set for him some of his possessions. Likewise, we also must undo all acts of unrighteousness, living peaceably with all and failing to fall for the desires of this world. In doing this God would set his Kingdom before us and we shall dwell within it. We must not be of the world because the world has not known God. No one who does not know God is a friend of God. All those who ignore the will of God ignore all his rewards. For the promises of God and all the eternal blessings He proposes are of His will. This means that God is not the one willing to punish those people, but they choose to punish themselves. If the wicked servant fails to obey the will of his master, he would be locked up in prison so that the other servants would be safe from his evil. In saying all these we must know that God is love, and God is just.

The world is in darkness, that is why Jesus Christ came to be the light of the world. This is so that anyone who believes in Him can walk in the light and see clearly. Those who do not believe in Jesus have not seen this light for they are in the dark world. No one who walks in the light can sin. Anyone who sins and says they are in the light have made Christ a lier and has called Christ sinful.

One thing that attaches us to this world is money. If we do not detach ourselves from this, we would always live in darkness. The evil one offers you money, in other that your thoughts and actions would be of money and thus worldly possessions. This is the Devils plan. Use money as God blesses you and do not gain money dishonestly.

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1 John 2:15-17 ESV

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 4:4-6 ESV

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
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ABOUT LOVE

Without love, who can ever see God. God first loved us and that has shown us the way to eternal life. How much more then are we not also - who have been called as firstfruits before God to love the God who first loved us and those we live with in this world? If people are disobeying God, it does not mean we cannot love  them. For were we not also disobedient to God, and have now been born in the nourishing love of God? Whether someone is an adulteress or a homosexual, or whether someone is a lier or a thief, what we must do is what Christ Jesus did. We must love them even more, and pray for them. We must not join in their mistakes but plead for the God of mercy to show compassion for them and heal them. This way we would live in peace with them, love them, and hope that they change. Yet if they come against us forcing us to join in what we believe to be their wrong ways, WE SHALL NOT FEAR BUT SHALL CALL ON GOD, AND HE
WOULD ANSWER US.

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1 John 4:18-19 ESV

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.
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The Grace of God be with us all.

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