Wednesday, January 18, 2023

GOD challenges man

 Isaiah 14:27

King James Version

27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, 

and who shall disannul it? 

and his hand is stretched out, 

and who shall turn it back?


This post will silence unbelievers.

And then again, there will be those who will remain unbelievers.

Doesn't matter, GOD's WORD remains.

And here's what GOD says:


Job 38

King James Version

38 Then the Lord answered Job 

out of the whirlwind, and said,

2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words 

without knowledge?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; 

for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

4 Where wast thou 

when I laid the foundations of the earth? 

declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, 

if thou knowest? 

or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? 

or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, 

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, 

when it brake forth, 

as if it had issued out of the womb?

9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, 

and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

10 And brake up for it my decreed place, 

and set bars and doors,

11 And said, 

Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: 

and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; 

and caused the dayspring to know his place;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, 

that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

14 It is turned as clay to the seal; 

and they stand as a garment.

15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, 

and the high arm shall be broken.

16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? 

or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? 

or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? 

declare if thou knowest it all.

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? 

and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, 

and that thou shouldest know the paths 

to the house thereof?

21 Knowest thou it, 

because thou wast then born? 

or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? 

or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, 

against the day of battle and war?

24 By what way is the light parted, 

which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

25 Who hath divided a watercourse 

for the overflowing of waters, 

or a way for the lightning of thunder;

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; 

on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; 

and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

28 Hath the rain a father? 

or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

29 Out of whose womb came the ice? 

and the hoary frost of heaven, 

who hath gendered it?

30 The waters are hid as with a stone, 

and the face of the deep is frozen.

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, 

or loose the bands of Orion?

32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? 

or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? 

canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, 

that abundance of waters may cover thee?

35 Canst thou send lightnings, 

that they may go and say unto thee, 

Here we are?

36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? 

or who hath given understanding to the heart?

37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? 

or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

38 When the dust groweth into hardness, 

and the clods cleave fast together?

39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? 

or fill the appetite of the young lions,

40 When they couch in their dens, 

and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food? 

when his young ones cry unto God, 

they wander for lack of meat.


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The MAGNIFICENCE and MAJESTY of GOD

SPIRIT of GOD


Whole JOB chapter from biblegateway.com


Friday, January 13, 2023

BIBLE of FAITH

 2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, 

for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


What makes the Bible trustworthy?

What makes it the WORD of GOD?

How sure am I that it is GOD's TRUTH?

I'm sure, for GOD made me born again 40 months ago.

On that very same hour, I began reading the Bible.

Devouring its sacred truth.

Something I've hungered for, all my life.

Every word, every verse jumped from the page.

And I couldn't have enough of GOD's truth.

So much so, I haven't stopped writing all those months.

Not only do we write, we also share GOD's TRUTH all over the world.

Thanks to the HOLY SPIRIT, I understand the Bible easily.

Something I thought would never happen.

Now, I share GOD's truth every day.

Romans 1:16

King James Version

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: 

for it is the power of God unto salvation 

to every one that believeth; 

to the Jew first, 

and also to the Greek.


SPIRIT makes things clear.

He was tasked to.

John 16:13-14

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, 

the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


No wonder the WORD of GOD is called the "sword of the spirit":

Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

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, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts 

and intents of the heart.


Ephesians 6:17

King James Version

17 And take the helmet of salvation, 

and the sword of the Spirit, 

which is the word of God:


The Bible is like no other.

I've dropped all other books since.

And so will you, once GOD makes you born again.

Only then can SPIRIT start teaching you.

More articles here.


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The HOLY SPIRIT

BORN AGAIN articles

FAITH

BLOOKS

The number 7

 Revelation 10:7

King James Version

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, 

when he shall begin to sound, 

the mystery of God should be finished, 

as he hath declared to his servants 

the prophets.


I can't say it happened at random.

Surely, it was by GOD's design.

There are seven main tabs on this blog:

FAITH

HOPE

LOVE

ETERNAL LIFE

GOD

JESUS 

HOLY SPIRIT


They practically spilled from my brain this morning.

In that order.

In that sequence.

Each represented by an exact verse.

Each developed from that verse.

That's how SPIRIT teaches.

In a pure, perfect, and precise manner.

And what do you know?

According to Ed. F. Vallowe's "Keys to Scripture Numerics", the number SEVEN stands for:

COMPLETENESS -- SPIRITUAL -- PERFECTION


According to Vallowe's book, the number SEVEN is used throughout the Book of Revelation:

-- SEVEN churches

-- SEVEN Spirits

-- SEVEN stars

-- SEVEN seals

-- SEVEN trumpets

-- SEVEN vials

-- SEVEN personages

-- SEVEN dooms

-- SEVEN new things


And that the number SEVEN has been used over 700 times in the Bible.

I don't know about you, but this much I know:

I just follow SPIRIT's prompts in all of my blogs.

The prompts come any time.

The verses are given precisely.

I know when they feel right for the post.

Of course, that's always SPIRIT for you.

Couldn't have created anything on my own.

Save for the SPIRIT of GOD.

Who I listen to, closely.

Being born again is really the most wonderful thing in my life!

Now, I can understand the Bible, through SPIRIT.

Everything becomes so easy.


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Book of Revelation

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STRANGE new blog

 Psalm 40:5

King James Version

5 Many, O Lord my God, 

are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, 

and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: 

they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: 

if I would declare and speak of them, 

they are more than can be numbered.


This is a very strange blog, indeed.

Of how it was hatched.

And grew.

And developed.

The title just "popped" out.

Then the tab headings followed.

In sequence.

All seven of them:

FAITH

HOPE

LOVE

ETERNAL LIFE

GOD

JESUS

HOLY SPIRIT


Wherein SPIRIT led me to a verse, for each tab.

With an empty body, for starters.

Just tabs, perfectly positioned.

Very strange indeed.

As if SPIRIT knew I'd fill it in.

And that we'd work on it.

As we go along.

Which we did, of course.

A tab at a time.

An essay at a time.

With the verses serving as framework.

Strange thing also, is that we'd work on a tab.

Then SPIRIT comes up with another post.

So, we work on that.

Then, we work on another tab.

We shift, here and there.

That's not how SPIRIT and I used to work for the last 73 blogs.

Although there was an inkling from yesterday's post.

I knew something had changed.

True enough, this blog you're reading now.

Creating itself.

Almost effortlessly.

But that's how it is working for JESUS.

He takes charge, if you don't take charge.

How it ought to be anyway.

John 3:30

King James Version

30 He must increase, 

but I must decrease.


If you want sterling work, get out of GOD's way.

Let JESUS show you the way.

More articles here.


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GOD's GLORY blogs


Why no pictures?

 Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

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, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner of the thoughts 

and intents of the heart.


Why no pictures on this 74th blog?

Do we need one, when GOD's WORD suffices?

GOD's WORD stands on its own merit.

Of which, I am not worthy of measuring.

As such, GOD's WORD stands alone.

From its truth, power, and magnificence.

Everything will pass away.

But not GOD's WORD.

Listen to what the Bible says:

Isaiah 40:8

King James Version

8 The grass withereth, 

the flower fadeth: 

but the word of our God 

shall stand for ever.


Matthew 24:35

King James Version

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 

but my words shall not pass away.


1 Peter 1:24-25

King James Version

24 For all flesh is as grass, 

and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. 

The grass withereth, 

and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. 

And this is the word 

which by the gospel is preached unto you.


GOD's WORD is the beginning.

John 1:1-5

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him 

was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; 

and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; 

and the darkness comprehended it not.


And it shall be the end, too.

Why deviate from such truth?

GOD's WORD suffices.

No need for pictures.

2 Corinthians 4:18

King James Version

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, 

but at the things which are not seen: 

for the things which are seen are temporal; 

but the things which are not seen are eternal.


More articles here.


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The GOD things

 James 1:17

King James Version

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift 

is from above, 

and cometh down from the Father of lights, 

with whom is no variableness, 

neither shadow of turning.


Welcome to "The GOD things".

Expect things to look forward to.

And find hope, truth, love, clarity, and certainty.

As revealed in the Bible.

After all, where does a born again look for answers?

Only the Bible holds our answers.

The Bible reveals all.

Or, at least, whatever GOD wants us to know.

If JESUS were to reveal all His works, the world won't be able to hold it.

Apostle John told us that himself.

John 21:24-25

King James Version

24 This is the disciple 

which testifieth of these things, 

and wrote these things: 

and we know that his testimony is true.

25 And there are also many other things 

which Jesus did, the which, 

if they should be written every one, 

I suppose that even the world itself 

could not contain the books 

that should be written. 

Amen.


Everything on this blog will be in a conversational manner.

In the crisp, clear, and concise manner SPIRIT taught me.

I consider it a review of sorts.

At least for me.

Of how much SPIRIT had taught me.

The wonderful things I learned from the Bible.

It's been a 40-month immersion in Scripture.

I'm eager to share these with all of you.

In fact, SPIRIT already categorized it.

And here's what showed up:

FAITH

HOPE

LOVE

ETERNAL LIFE

GOD

JESUS

HOLY SPIRIT


Those are all GOD things.

All power come from GOD anyway.

As you shall find out as we develop this blog.

Dive right in now and check those seven links.

Prepare for a wonderful adventure!

More articles here.


Related material:

BORN AGAIN articles

BLOOKS


GOD challenges man

 Isaiah 14:27 King James Version 27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed,  and who shall disannul it?  and his hand is stretched out,  and wh...