Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 15:01 | No Comments »
1Peter 4:3-19
In all this, (1Peter 4:1-2) they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you;
but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
{{{ when you except Christ and your Lord repent and turn from your sins, those of the world will stand up against you, treat you badly and accuse you,
But they will give account of their ways before the Lord and be judged for their actions.
The gospel has been shared with the just and the unjust, the unjust choice to deny the Lord and to turn away from His love, and are considered to be dead. Upon the judgment of GOD in the end then their spirit will live throughout eternity in the pit of hell that has been prepared by GOD for them. }}}
4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
{{ Because the end of all things we now know is upon us it is important our prayers are heard by the Father (God) to accomplish this as followers of Christ Jesus, we must live in sound judgment and with a sober spirit, the only way this can be accomplished is to be in the word of God, and allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us and direct our path. Sound judgment does not come from the world nor its ways, there is noting from this world that produced a sober spirit.
The term sober literally means
“free from intoxicating influences.”
To be sober means to not allow ourselves to be influenced by anything that leads us away from God’s truth and sound judgment.
Sobriety is a state of being.
To be vigilant means “to keep careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.”
Vigilance requires action.
A vigilant person actively pays attention to what is asking for his attention and what affects his heart and mind.
We must keep a clear be sober of mind as we vigilantly keep watch over our lives and the world around us. }}
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
{{{ Love is spoken of by Christ in so much of the Bible,
Christ Jesus love is so important to Father God, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit that we are told the first and foremost commandment is concerning love and the second is like it.
We are to love the Lord our GOD with all our heart, mind and spirit, and we are to love each other as we love ourselves.
As a believer in and follower of Christ Jesus our character is to be that of intense emotion concerning love,
love toward GOD and our fellow believers and mankind in general.
We are to put the needs of our fellow believers over the desires of our own.
We are of no more value than those who walk beside us on our journey to the small gate.
Love is an action not a feeling.
If our heart is set to fulfill what we have been directed to accomplish, our love will grow and only then we will be able to fully achieve a live lived in true love.
True love is action 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 answers the question, “What is love”
Love is patient, kind, not jealous it does not brag, is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly, it does not seek its own way, is not easily provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, true love played out does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; true love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
These are the actions attitude and behavior, the desire of those seeking to obey GODs word and live out true love, Love puts up with a lot, without complaining.
Aways willing to the best for others rather than self. Just as Jesus was willing to be sacrificed for our sin so that we may life with Him in Heaven throughout eternity. Jesus is love and we are to be like Jesus, so we are to be love to the world as Jesus is and shows love toward us. }}}
1Co 13:8 ¶ Love never fails;
{{{ in the eyes of man true love is a sing of weakness, but in the eyes of Father God, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit; Love is straight. True love never fails! }}}
13:8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
but when the perfect comes (that is when the Lord returns), the partial will be done away.
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
For now, we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1Pe 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange things were happening to you;
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed,
but is to glorify God in this name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
{{{ as Believers in and Followers of Christ, we also will share in the Sufferings of Christ, When you do right the world will hate you just as it hates the Lord.
And we are to count it all joy, for doing what is right will be a blessing in the end, doing following the commandments of Father God and our Lord Jesus, our reward will come after He has returned for His true and faithful ones.
Christ Jesus has told us He will never leave nor forsake us. And by obeying the commandments set before us we will have love for our fellow man, a love that supersedes all other, fillings, actions or beliefs of any and all mankind. }}}
take the time to learn love,
take the next 20 day and prates being patient with those you come in contact with each day.

Monday, March 4, 2024, 12:24 | No Comments »
1Peter 4:1-3
Therefore, since Christ has suffered death in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
{{{ Christ Jesus is our example of how we are to live, and how we are to respond to death as to our living out our lives as here on earth, being believers in and followers of Christ Jesus. Christ was dead to sin, there was no sin found in Him, and as that is our desire, our goal, our determinations should be to stay away from sin.
That sin should not have any part of our lives.
For if one has excepted Christ Jesus as Lord we should no longer put up with sin in our lives, for Christ Jesus died for our redemption for the forgiveness of our sins, He has shown such great love for us that He gave His own life for ours.
John 15:12-14
¶ “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.”
If we have excepted Christ Jesus as our Lord, and do as He has commanded us we are considered His friend. As His friend we are commanded to love one another as He has loved us.
John 15:17
“This I command you, that you love one another.”
This is the will of GOD.
1Peter 2:21-24
“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds, you were healed.”
The greatest commandment is to love,
1. To love the Lord your GOD
2. To love our newborn, fellow believers. }}}
so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
{{ as believers in and followers of Christ Jesus our greatest desire should be to please Him, to please the Lord your God we should turn from our lusts, and set our desires to live to please our Lord God , our savior our redeemer.
What is it have to give for the one who died for us?
Our love, devotion, our dedication to please should be toward Him and not ourselves, for He has purchased us from death, hell and the grave, we are His, all we have to do is except and be willing to follow (to keep, to obey) His commandments. }}
{{ 1Peter 4:3 this verse holds so much peace and freedom for those who read it and take it to heart, and apply their lives to it. 
1Peter 4:3 For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
Your past is behind you, and need to realize you have sinned enough for your life time on earth when Christ was a sacrificed on the cross His mortal body was killed one and for all for all sin in the world, for all your sins from birth to death.
Once you except Him and His forgiveness, your sins have been forgiving.
But that does not give you the freedom to continue to sin.
There is a movie called ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’  in the film there is a point that Christian who is on the narrow path leading to the heaven, or as they call it the celestial city,
And along that path the evil has set up a town called vanity fair; the town is a fairground with every worldly temptation the world has to offer. every desire found in the human heart, sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, parties, personal position, personal possessions and abominable idolatries, greed to hold on to things of this world rather than to surrendering all to Christ Jesus and depending on His provisions for all our needs.
here’s a link if you would like to go see it. https://tubitv.com/movies/507867/the-pilgrim-s-progress in
In 1Peter 4:3 the Spirit of GOD through Peter gives us a small glimpse of the forgiveness of our Lord and King, of GOD.
And if we were to be honest with our self, we would have to admit that yes, we have sinned plenty before we came to Christ, so why should we continue in sin after we have come to Him.
Do we think that is ok, surly not if we are dedicated to Him for what He has done for us.
To continue in sin is to make a mockery of what He has done.  
1Peter 4:3
For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
( an idol is anything we place between our self and Chrisy ANYTHING,, A family member, a house, a job, a friend, a form of transportation, a attitude, a thought, (read Mathew 5-7)
ANY personal desire other than to please Him will bring you to idolatry.
Christ gave everything for you, He love for you is so great that He paid the ultimate price,
what are you willing to do for Him in return?????
You are only required to come and except His love His forgiveness,
but He does say
“if you love Me you will keep My commandments” }}}
Do you truly love Him?
Or do you love self and this world more?
thank about it!'
where is your loyalty anchored?

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 06:25 | No Comments »
1Peter 3:13-22
¶ Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed.
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts,
always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
{{{ to be zealous is to be Passionate to show enthusiasm, or devotion in the pursuit of the Lord and His ways, showing great interest, having your passion set firmly on Him, to know Him and to do His will.
We are to know by living in this manner there is no one who can harm you. No one can take you from the Lord
Romans 8:31-39
¶ What then shall we say to these things?
If God is for us, who is against us?
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?
God is the one who justifies;
who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised,
who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Just as it is written,
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Then we are told how we should live out our days;
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts,
always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and we are to keep a good conscience when we are slandered, for walking in obedience to the will of Christ Jesus.
We are shown that Christ Jesus only died once for all of us, believers and nonbelievers, that throw His death on the cross He has made it posable that all mankind has the opportunity to inter in to heaven to be with GOD.
At the death of His human body, He went before His Father, Father God, and proclaiming to the spirits in prison proclamation of the cleansing of the soles of those who accept Him as Lord.
That we might have the same relationship with the Father as He has, that we may take part in the same baptism and be cleansed and saved.
Not that the dirt be removed from our flesh, but that through the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord we can be as sons of the Father, Father God.
Through Christ death and resurrection, we have the opportunity to be seen as clean and acceptable in the sight of Father God.
But what it takes to receive the gift of salvation through Christs death and resurrection it excepting it, excepting Christ as Lord, repenting of our sins, excepting the forgiveness of our sins, confessing to Him our short comings and then obeying His commandments.
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Father God made it posable for us to live with Him in His kingdom.
We have been forgiven and cleansed; all we need to do is except the gift set before us, open it and dwell in it.
Matthew 22:36-40
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
And He said to him,
This is the great and foremost commandment.
The second is like it,
On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
Have you excepted, and grasped firmly to the free gift of salvation from Father God and Christ Jesus?
Do you live by His commandments?
Or are you so attached to this world, the things and ways of this world that you can step away from them?
This gift is free, and is available to all, all who will reach out to Christ Jesus as their Lord.
Will you?
Have you?
And if you have, are you being obedient to His word?
The following are word spoken by Christ Jesus, what has been labeled the sermon on the mount.
What I like to call (Christ words as to how we are to live)
Matthew 7:21-
¶ “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
And then I will declare to them,
Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
If your foundation is not Christ Jesus, relies you may here the saddest word that will ever be spoken;
Yes there are those who they say Christians, followers of Christ,
but do not follow Him in their hearts,
their foundation is still in the thing of this world not in Christ Jesus.
Don’t fool yourself, the gift of salvation is free, but you do have your part to play in it.
If you have given your whole life to Christ Jesus, Father God.
There is nothing that can take you from Him, but if you are trying to hold on to the worlds concepts, ways and things, how can you say you have excepted Christs salvation, and have surrendered to Christ? }}}
Think about where your heart is planted.
Is it planted firmly on the foundation of Christ Jesus?
or is one foot still searching for a foundation in this world?

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 08:04 | No Comments »
{{{ Today we start off with “in the same way” so we need to look and see what that way is.
You can find that by reading 1Peter 2:13-25, or just go back and read the last posting. }}}
1Peter 3:1-6
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.
{{{ a wife is to submit herself to her own husband, in the same manner she is to submit to the Lord.
Very clear cut, straightforward and simple if a wife is submissive to her own husband this is important for a wife to do so, for man leans to being distracted and summation of his wife can draw him back to following, obeying the word of the Lord. Could bring one to the conclusion that the man is actually the weaker vessel.
It is by the behavior if a wife, her chaste and respectful behavior toward her husband that can draws him back to the word of GOD.
Her external beauty will grab and hold his attention but it is her heart toward the Lord and toward his that will direct hie heart.
A wife with a gentle and quiet spirit, will entice him to do wright by her and to walk closer to the Lord.
And the Lord tells us a gentle and quiet spirit is precious in the sight of God.
A gentle and quiet spirit, should not only be the attribute of the wife but also the husband, for a gentle and quiet spirit is precious in the sight of God no mater who you are. }}}
1Peter 3:7
¶ You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
{{{ “ husbands in the same way” with a gentle and quiet spirit care for your wife AS with someone weaker, that does not mean she is weaker but you are to treat her as if she is, for in reality it looks as if the wife with a gentle and quiet spirit, has more strength when it come to dealing with her husband. With her inner beauty being that of a gentle and quiet spirit.
(a small rutter can turn a very large ship with little effort.)
Husbands do you want your prayers to be answered, it is simple; treat your wife with honor, show her respect for you are not any more valuable to GOD then she.
So keep your own heart pure before the Lord and toward your wife, for just as Christ loves His Church (His bride) we are to love our own wife. }}}
1Peter 3:8-12
¶ To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead;
for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
{{{ yes to sum up.
Go back and read 1Peter 3:8-12, can’t sum it up much better than that.
But will through this in:
To fulfill 1Peter 3 it is a great idea to consider 2Corinthians 6:14 before choosing a husband or wife.
King James 2Corinthians 6:14
¶ Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
1995 New American Standard 2Corinthians 6:14
¶ Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers,
Do not be bound together with unbelievers
To be bound to someone who dose not hold the same Christian moral values as you, will put you in a position to be drawn to the point of compromising your faith. And to disobeying the word of GOD. }}}
{{ Husbands and wives alike should love each other as they love the Lord GOD.
Each living with a gentle and quiet spirit with each other, being submissive first to the Lord GOD and then to each other.
For a tree cord rope cannot easily be broken.
If you are in a marriage with a non-Believer, make sure your heart is right with the Lord, start dealing with your husband or wife with a gentle and quiet spirit, allowing the Holy Spirit to work through you to draw them to the Lord. }}

Monday, February 26, 2024, 06:58 | No Comments »
1Peter 2:13-17
¶ Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God.
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
{{{ as a follower of and believer in the Lord Jesus you should know that GOD does not ever give up His authority, nor does He weaken commandments to allow man to sin against His commandments.
A kings, a governors, a presidents authority never exceeds the authority of GOD.
And GOD has never given up His authority to man for him to overturn His (GOD’s) authority.
To honor is to show “High respect, as that shown for special merit; recognition or esteem.” Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. }}}
1Peter 2:18-25
¶ Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience?
But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
Christ Is Our Example
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds, you were healed.
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
{{{ a few things here;
We as humans love to complain when we are treated badly and go through suffering, even those who say “I am a Christian.”
And most of the time (until recently) this is brought on by our own making, by words that weren’t needed, actions unwarranted or an attitude out of control.
We love to hold that chip on our shoulder, or hold a grudge, feel offended, O wow is me attitude.
Jesus as our example: beaten, spat upon, nailed to a cross and He never spoke out harshly, never became the victim, never complained, in fact He asked His Father to forgive them. Doing wrong you deserve to suffer, so why complain?
If you are doing the will of the Father (GOD) and you are brought to suffering, why complin you are doing the Fathers will and your reward will be in heaven, you are in His hands so do as we are told, “praise Him in all things, in all circumstances.
Point 2: “you were healed”
As humans it seems we are constantly concerned about our health.
Will run to a doctor for anything spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars and then clamming it is God’s will.
Do the research of where the drugs and medical practices used now days comes from.
If you read Geneses about the creation of man and the world and all in the world you will see that Jesus was with Father God, and creation was formed.
Then in the New Testament we are told of the birth of Jesus and of His life, the things He did and of those who were healed, through Him and His disciples. Now think about this; You just purchased a brand new car with ) miles on it, and a week later it breaks down, where do you take it?
You wouldn’t take it to the corner chop shop, would you?
(for those who don’t know what a chop shop is, it is a place that cuts up cars to sell the parts) No, you would take it back to the manufacture (the sales lot where you purchased it) and you would want it repaired with asthenic parts. Right.
The statement above “you were healed”
Some bibles say were healed by His strips (His strips were His wounds from being beaten for doing no wrong)
“you were healed”
Paste tense, it is, was done, it was completed.
It is just a manner of trust, faith and acceptance.
Faith in Christ not in a doctor.
Personally, i would rather die knowing i have trusting GOD, having my faith firmly planted in Him rather then to live knowing i put faith in a man rather than my creator, Lord and savior.
My redeemer and friend.
Controversial yes, but then so is the bible now days.
The choice is yours not mine to make for you, you do not and will not answer to me on judgment day, that you will do before the creator, and when He askes where was your faith planted?
Will you be able to say in you Lord, in you.
Or will you need to list off all the doctors you visited?
Through His suffering, His wounds, we were healed.
Go read the book of Job and see what GOD did for him,
Read Matthew where over and over Jesus says by your faith you have been held.
Not once did Jesus say O I can’t help you go find a doctor.
And He is not saying that today, what He is saying is come unto Me.
I will provide all your needs.
at least take the time to think about it.   }}}



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