There is nothing more to life than gaining Heaven and you get it when you have the Savior (Lambano, Greek received. Another word is: laid hold of.) Here are a few Salvation scriptures. By believing in the Resurrected Christ of them through the Holy Ghost you can be on the road to Abundant Life in Christian Verities!!
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17.
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved!” Acts 2:37-40a.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, but of God. St. John 1:9-13b.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. Titus 3:4-8.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children. I John 5:11-13;20,21a.
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
You must be Born Again. John 3:3,5.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— Colossians 3:10.
Hi! I'm Dave! I love the Lord because He heard my voice and my supplication. How shall we not all serve the Lord in a foreign land? Even among lions? Sing there to Him. Psalm 137:4 (Dave's Transliteration.) I shall lift the cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Psalm 116:1,13. Our God is Great, isn't He?! His thoughts and ways are much higher and much greater than our thoughts and ways. "And ..such were some of you: (But God has Saved you,) ..you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God," I Cor. 6:11. I'm obedient and inscripted for all three spiritual states simultaneously, as they were happening at Salvation at once. Heaven awaits those born again. He knows every hair on our heads and every expectation we have of what He will do for us even within our hope in Him, that He will do in His way and in His Timing. He's actively working knitting every single thing that happens together to work for our good. There is no luck just trust in God. He provides everything we need! He lets good win over evil and win over death. His Word is pure seven times like silver refined in an oven seven times Psalms 12:6. He makes me confident in His Word by the New Covenant He put in place. By the Word of God I'm helpless to save me BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy forgives me forgave me, regenerated me, rooted me in His Son, made me alive in Him: to be made Holy in the future also should Jesus tarry happen being first born again born but of God. My goal is imitate Christ as best I can to be a reflection of Him. II Peter 3:9,10. Here I stand. I'm Holy at once at Salvation also and over a lifetime at a High Price, continually meaning the Work of Calvary continuous transforms me. Jesus said, to enter His Kingdom of Heaven in reality one must enter through the Door which is Jesus and hear the word of the Kingdom to produce yield growing. God will produce the root so you can produce the fruit. Then endure persevering to the end being made sanctified for Heaven a reflection of Christ's image. I stand totally undeserving of all this and that which follows BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy and mighty in strength yet gentle in character and grace at the Cross graciously forgave and grants us Eternal Heavenly Divine life, (even Abundant Eternal life and verity now too.)
At the Cross, "Upon which the Prince of Glory Died," when I survey the wondrous Cross where the tears and love of Jesus Christ weighed my Savior down and love and sorrow flowed mingled down I first saw the light and I learned my sin. Learning that it (that the sinning I did from two to three years of age,) was coming from Adam's sinful choice(s) and I am just as guilty as he for personal sins: It was there the burden of my heart rolled away as Jesus completely made me whole by taking my sins away when I asked Him to. All those sins were forsaken too because of joy that JESUS took them away. He invites us and welcomes us to His Holy Work (in Renewed Natures.) His Work is to believe in the Son and continue believing. The Promise is Everlasting Eternal life and verity following Jesus Christ to the end. In repentance and faith at an Altar at a Gospel Bible believing Assembly of God Church Altar I approached, walked to the furniture, knelt, and gave my heart to Jesus Christ as a sinner Face to face like Jesus called every disciple that REALLY actually followed Him. Something happened inside as Jesus came into my heart and I was saved. Simple fact: Christ changes us. He transforms lives. The Savior won my heart. The Account was settled long ago at Calvary is the Eternal positional truth. The Price is Paid in full! I gave up surrender of myself and everything to Him. I submitted to Him. I went after His Call. Whatsoever my hand found to do I did with all my might. Christ wondrously saved me, became my Lord. "If you want to know The Word, hang out with Jesus," Pastor Rich says. Our God keeps a record of everyone Saved in the Lamb's Book of Life and only those persons whose names are kept therein will go to Heaven. Scripture is clear on this in the Book of Revelation chapters 13:8, and 20:15 and Daniel 12:1.
Our Savior, the Lord Christ keeps preserved Godly inheritance for me/us as He does for all saints (the called out ones) and the inheritance is in Christ kept in Heaven for the Day of Condemnatory Judgment for unbelievers (The Great White Throne) and Day of Celebration for the believer, (The Judgment Seat (Bema) of Jesus Christ.) We've come to Christ, sorrowful over committed sins, repentant, and now in Christ are wealthy in grace and we're in the Family, la Familia! Let's walk in Him as we received Him Colossians says. If it's a Relationship with God concluding intact at The Marriage Supper of the Lamb we'll rejoice that our names were written there in the Lamb's Book. As with every footstep we make upon life's way I'm innocent and Family, we're innocent as a child and sing every day a song of praise 'til the morning and evening is through in joy and/or happiness, for the Blessed Lord in my life is for me and I'm just before Him, as if I/we had never sinned. I'm humbled by His mercy, His merciful Majesty and I humble myself under the mighty hand of God for the forgiveness of God in Salvation and mind of Christ to reveal itself within us, to expose sin, prosper through use, and to be IN us, as His ambassador of Reconciliation and that my mind might be destroyed. Yes destroyed. I deny myself, take up my cross and follow Christ loving not my life to death for I'm humbly alive to Him. I sleep on my pillow in safety in peaceful fellowship with God for forgiveness of sin, permeates. I have a position of right stand not because of rules and regulations but relationships. Scripture describes God's Character as Most Holy, set apart from all sin and uncleanness and setting apart from sin on a continual basis. We are sharers as He allows in His Holiness. We live wanting our utmost for His Highest. Sanctification also follows justification or right standing with God as a separation unto God of ourselves in every area, in Lordship. My Godly passion is to live every day a reflection of Jesus Christ separating the holy from the profane or the holy from sin until I'm more like Him. As a godly man then I crucify my desire with affection and lusts that rot if indulged and deny myself sin to obey His Holy Spirit or to do my best to please Him claiming to be alive to God I perform daily obedience to Christ and not distractions which are side trails. Selfishness should rightly diminish in and through us.
Pastor Rich of our Church has a very interesting challenging paragraph on the features of denying self, taking up our cross, and following Christ which follows: "The cross does not mean merely bearing one's particular hardship in life, such as poor health, abuse, unemployment, invalid parents, an unsaved spouse, a wayward child. The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). He is to put his will, his desires, his wants, his ambitions to death. In their stead, he is to follow Jesus and to do His will all day long. Note this is not negative, passive behavior. It takes positive, active behavior to will, to deny self, to take up one's cross, to follow Christ. A person has to act, work, get to it, be diligent, consistent, and enduring in order to die to self.There are several ways the believer dies to self. Romans 6:11-13 spells out the ways as clearly as they can be."
I met Jesus as a broken sinner changed transformed I nto a son in sonship with Christ in salvation at the calling of the Word of God by God's Spirit on the road to Galilee. I wanted to see the Savior everywhere in Heaven and specially at the Church Altar enthroned in my heart and daily lifestyle living His enthroned. Pastor Rich Catapano uses Phil. 2:5-8 with II Cor. 10:3-5 very well together as follows:
"The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day.." (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). We do well to obey the Holy Spirit in putting to death the self-life and live crucifixion of the deeds of the flesh by walking in The Spirit! Resurrection living follows! And make JESUS Lord serving calling on Him for guidance in things small and large.
Here is a Pastor's quote from Rich Catapano, "And the test of a servant is how you are treated like a servant. People didn't think of themselves as an end in themselves but called to wash each other's feet (in the present and in The early Church.) They did with an attitude of service, joy, love, and a hand extended by humbling ourselves and saying, "Lord however you want me to serve..,"" says Pastor. (He says, "Lord help us to lay aside the 'me' and lay hold of the YOU!") Spending more mega quality time with Christ is my focused goal. Fixing eyes on Jesus among a great cloud of witnesses is also my goal. The Altar of God and The Savior and Lord, Jesus are IN me, in my spirit and I am New. I am His Holy Temple. I have been seeing new mind, new heart, new nature from God in me. Seeking God I hope to love Him fully in the present and others also so in the future like He would show compassion to us. I want to see people as He does and myself (all) through His eyes. I sought the Hidden treasure of Christ in the field He was in and am selling everything to buy that field for that Who is Hidden in the field Christ. There were precious moments along life's way saying yes to Christ in sincerity for He Who is the way, the truth, and the life. For the Bible declares there is no access to God but by Jesus to Father God. Knowing God first means God knows you having accepted His Son's Sacrifice for you. The two words Father God are terms of endearment of intimacy for God for Who He is for He's also Holy. I was given the cost of discipleship to pay to follow Jesus and I counted the cost too having paid it. In other words I plucked down my desires and rights on the table that moment and am reminded myself moment by moment as well daily: to do the same violence to my ungodly desires and personal 'rights' moment by moment always because God gave grace to repent and faith to believe. I hope to be a good 'steward' of God's love and grace in being a fisher of men. I became a child of God and was given the Holy Spirit. I was broken through by The Holy Spirit and in God's sight potentially I was sorry for sins as a child of four years old when this happened. I heard that God is love and now I really would want to hear it as with then so in 2015 because I see it with the eyes of my heart enlightened and lifted gentle by His Mighty Holy Presence. Love lifted me. There's Jesus here to walk with me. I'm on His side here with Him at the helm and His Presence never fails, never leaves nor forsakes. His love never fails, never gives up, nor never runs out on me. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Lord's Army and I bow to Him. See what He offers me, down here my sins forgiven, up there a home in Heaven which is in a prism of color of the spectrum, and a zesty abundant life here. Praise God that's the way for me. I have come to Jesus Christ at the cross to have my sins forgiven and I remain in the general area to further go beyond the Empty Tomb to aim where He can be more to me in Resurrection living in a newness of life, but also crucified life in acts of self-denial daily to obey/please Him Galatians 2:20. I'm being awakened to emerging righteousness of Him and zeal in joy of the Lord by His Resurrection move in me, in my life always to radical acts of mercy. I'm learning of Him for He is meek and lowly of heart, REST: In my soul, for I have found in Him tranquility from my coming to Him though a sword is given to my heart also in my coming to Him (Hebrews 4:1-14). God told Mary in prophetic word that, "a sword shall pierce your own heart,.." We all each have our own issues like Mary but God knows what's in our hearts and a quick response to Jesus Christ is what's important. His yoke I'm finding is easy for it's about the cross affecting me and His burden, of intercession, which is light. (Read "Born Crucified", by L.E. Maxwell.) I'm denying myself taking up my cross by faith and following, and what He cares to add for the journey He adds. All things work together for good to those who are the called to the ones who love God.
I'm a sinner that is repentant as I was once undeserving of any of this broken in my eggs on my way oblivious to righteous living selfishly bound in sin but now am saved in hope and Agapeon. I hope in Him as one who has found Christ and He found me in fact. I'm home to the Lord. I deny myself, take up my cross, and follow Christ The living Word as one born again a contrarian to this world's thinking death dying to personal rights. I'm living in Him dead to rights or dying a death to my own rights, my ambitions, will, desires, wants, and I leaving them at the door so I can go to the foot of the cross to living resurrected in Him yet crucified self dead to me with all the affections and lusts nailed to the wood of the cross for the self life of me to be off the throne of my heart and to be putting on the Lord Jesus on the heart's throne continuously. I want godly passion in me such as love for the Lord, praying, serving, praise, and worship, etc.. So I serve The Lord God Jehovah Elohim out of a sense of Awe and Wonder as to His Holiness first as Moses who was raised in the desert was told by God Jehovah to take off his sandals, 'for this is Holy ground.' Moses saw that God is Holy. And like Christ also requested and asked each disciple if He could wash their feet with the towel with which He was girded with hands and then went out of His way (to Power over every thing) to wash feet and washed the feet of each of the disciples a day or two before His Cross Death (and I gratefully say my thanks in gratefulness.) This showed His Holiness in serving by example. And as a shepherd inspects and cares for his sheep often and becomes the gate at night for the sheep literally for the sheep in the pen, so this separation God put between the Holy and the profane proved to me God was Compassion, Holy, Righteous, All-Powerful, Love, Gracious, Tender, Merciful, Just, Gentle, and a Totally Perfect Being and His words convinced me to come His way to Him. I have faith in God and in His Providence. Staying humble under His hand I'm aggressively obeying His eye. Staying focused on Jesus in all things I'm learning of Heavenly Father's will for me and how to confirm it to others. I do just what Jesus says.
He gave me natural life and at Rebirth newness of life coming for there was The New, Renewed Nature, of which out of it even a supernatural Redeemed Life flowing coming consistently continually more replacing the natural is continuous continually so that I'm abiding identified in the Son in God's Holy Work more & I rejoice. I am thankful for God's Holiness though it's God's Alone. If He says I'm Holy, I'm happy abiding holy. It's His Holiness that without which no man shall see God scripture says. A Holy God speaks my name like He did to Moses and I answer Henani in Hebrew 'here am I' though I'm a sinner born from Adam's helpless race who sinned in my own fashion also and was unworthy of blessing outside of His Presence. I was dead in sins, rebellious, doing dead works: in rebellion but God had mercy on me (even like of penitent sinners who are sorry for sins they commit before God) being repentant in God's sight potentially hopefully and through His Mercy He took all my sins away by Christ's Cross Works. They are gone. At second birth or born again moments He called me justified Regenerated Adopted forgiven. He made me of His Nature partaker. I am identifying with Him a New Mind New Nature New Creation, saved FROM sin in trusting Christ's Atonement. Holiness becomes human inability yet able humility active actions from being worked out in obedient essence and very human for a fact by our surrendering our actions, attitudes, wills, and priorities to Him from a prostrate position in heart before Him so I, through Jesus am confident I, like the pure in heart shall see God because of Jesus and replaced living crucified unto sin. And in this Christian life also in my actions by grace alone expression finds my attitude in faith believing encouraging each other fully to shine our light openly in His willing and His doing Phil 2:13. This is what God is after, our heart. When He has our heart He can HEAL our spirit, Greek "therapeuo." His Holiness becomes sponsored in His love. I can weep God's tears, be a man of prayer, pray God's prayers, dream God's dreams as I'm a joy-filled Born again believer a Christian now, a little Christ gratefully a saved individual thankfully hid with Christ in God BY THE GRACE OF GOD because of the Finished Work of Christ at Calvary. And I seek those things above where Christ is seated with the Heavenly Father God and I enjoy sitting in the same seat in the Heavenlies with His spiritual oversight. With an Eternal vantage point there I'm in love with God, enjoy unmerited grace, and shown mercy full from Him and obeying God and Christ's still small voice. Like the consecrated priesthood of Aaron of old who looked ahead to Messiah I have Christ's Blood applied symbolically to the right ear, for understanding and the right thumb of the right hand, for hearing and the right big toe of the right foot (I look back to the Cross) to go where Jesus wants. Whithersoever Christ goes I go. That's the way it is. To remind me that The Holy Spirit is applied at Salvation Oil is anointed over the Blood.
He is my Abba Daddy my good Father and all is from Him (II Corinthians 5:18,) new for its all of grace this God's reaching outreach to us in the Cross in this Christian life and not by works. We can't earn this position. I'm standing kneeling at the Cross readily obeying the Holy Spirit to heed Christ's Voice having heard or heeded His call to Salvation. He has created Covenantial Relationship with me to have Chesed with Him on His godly terms and I'm on Holy ground taking off my sandalsin His sight with grace and wisdom from Him of consuming and unconsummated fire in the Relationship in His Spirit with God and Water Baptism in waters of The Holy Spirit. His corrections I'm receiving by His Spirit. His minor adjustment to myself from Him is in faith to faith glory to glory Psalm 139:16. His likeness I seek reflected in me. Daily I'm constrained to imitate the Savior and to compel others to come in. I'm receiving (Greek lambano) receptivity to increasing teachableness in ministry. Salvation means I'm graciously regenerated and by His mercy am Spiritually alive from the dead for He renewed me a corpse of an old man and has positionally adopted me in His Family in a right standing in God. Justification by faith is His doing at the Cross in progressing me sanctified being a believer beloved bought back (Ransomed) and son tender, precious in the beloved Family in His Sight. Historically, geographically, and archaeologically we know and can be fully assured Christ lived His life and He Died for us and HE'S ALIVE resurrected now and His life's records are factual accurate and historically real. I'm innocent now at the cross. I'm ALIVE NOW spiritually in right relation to God as I randomly do acts of kindness with abandon and of self-denial obedient to Christ recognizing daily I'm alive to God El Elyon Most High and Jehovah Nissi the Lord our Banner and El Shaddai the God Who is more than enough and I'm in attendance at the Resurrection at the Empty Tomb continually for God makes me patient and not to worry. I'm called to be by Him there and if Jesus stays I remain and move when He does. These Names of God in Hebrew (El Elyon, Nissi, El Shalom,) are descriptive of Character of God. I acknowledge His acts but more I'm realizing Who He is. I'm on a mission from God in good times and through all situations: through tough times and in all kinds of adversity of various (Thilipses, tight almost immovable places) trouble to make it through with His help. Even when suffering wrongfully for Christ's or righteousness sake I'm going through it taking a stand continuing in taking a stand for Christ and righteousness and for the Name. The Bible calls me blessed when I suffer for Christ's sake unjustly, doing the right thing and suffering for and/or with Christ with the Spirit of God on me and thus I'm blessed to be envied. My own faults bring suffering too but the Spirit helps with the infirmity (weakness.) The goal is to live blameless.
I'm in Christ for the long race marathon in this life. And I want to be in the end found in Him finishing strong and being in the holy fire of His burning cleansing and waters of His Holy Spirit Baptism in the Spirit being totally submerged, submitted, and committed coming up from the waters to Him in the fullness of His Death Resurrection Speaking in Tongues in Spirit Baptism also and enduring persevering for His Name. I was Water Baptized at twelve and Baptized in The Spirit with speaking in tongues at fourteen. Ephesians Six Armor of God in His Presence is going before me. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or argument that tends to exalt itself against the knowledge of God and employing something positive in faith outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or maneuver for instead of the letting something lesser exist in my thought life. I'm living rejoicing in Jesus our Rock, Bulwark, fortress, deliverer, and shield, and in the High Tower of His Name. He gives a goodly inheritance and heritage. He's dwelling IN & through me and His Word dwells richly in me and is The true life replacing my life does righteous acts before all people (Christ doing the right things in and through me as I obey Galatians 2:20.) Like a wild olive shoot grafted into a olive tree Jesus is now my life. Jesus is my imparted imputed Righteousness as my name is a part of His Name Romans 6:1. I'll have no other Savior I Corinthians 15:58. I'm just not kidding having accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord as a four year old child through the Holy Spirit. I'm free from sin now working out my Salvation in a sense of newness of life in Him (II Corinthians 5:17) and becoming a slave bond-servant of Christ to Him He making the final decisions of control in all things He's making also industrious, fascinating, bright and new in me by His mercy and He's calling the shots. My life is in Him, His Ministry I'm receiving from His Presence and giving ministering to God first by loving Him heart soul mind and strength, and then quasi others as myself. Idolatry is out, no more for you. Flee.
More recently as a Gideon (of twenty years a runner) I humbly love also love the Lord God in this biblical institution (Gideons) and in the love of God outward I distribute Bibles handing them out prayerfully to win souls to our Lord. I'm a sinner saved but undone before being saved totally loving God today. I'm surrendering to guard my heart (Prov. 4:23) to be humbling myself prostrate before Him all the time recognizing He's in control. Through the Son I'm coming to God daily conversing in awe with Him evermore talking it up with Him that He did what He did: love me at Calvary. I came to be a beggar first but able at second birth to tell other beggars where to find Bread. The bread is Jesus and the Bread of Life is Jesus Christ. I'm in Christ 100% in relationship of right standing position before God and my claim is faith in His Blood at our Lord's Spiritual witness within at His feet. God is my Source and my all in all and as to this Great Good Shepherd, Who holds me, His lamb in His arms nurtured by Him I'm thus Nourished. He saves me from being dinner or lamb-chop and/or from false teachers and I go to Christ to learn when in selfish pride of my own achievements who I am: in essence, nothing and He is everything giving God the glory humbly under His hand, and I'm decreasing, He increasing. I'm weaned like a child.
I am that sinner Dave as sin has disappeared yet surrendered I am now. In the past it had that rule at one time Jesus now defeats, and which overwhelmed me and being that it dwelt in me before as we all had sins before a Righteous Holy God being defeated but the sweet Christ has defeated them and Jesus Christ has taken over Lordship Saving us. Christ defeated death. For myself enthroning Him is my best deed. The following scriptures Romans 5:1-9; 6:1-7; 7:23,24,25; 8:1-39; I John 1:8,9,10; Col.3:1-9 apply to my life now and now as I'm found by Jesus Christ and take up my cross moment by moment yea my personal bundle of aspirations, though some altruistic, prayers and goals pressing forward and to let Christ have the reign over my life if to only follow Christ close and leave all behind yes everything, every last aspect any of it tries to put a hold on me or feel, behind.
To follow Christ is doing the right things in Him with abandon trusting and with assessed confident follow through and to finish strong and with a thorough abandonment to be open to Him to do all His will is my delight. His will is my delight. To do all His will like David in the Psalms and Samuel I and II wanted desired and was called a man after God's own heart for Doing I want to do as He did. Christian belief is mental assent, commitment to, and follow through. The adversary will try to obstruct the follow through. Satan's name means adversary. I have put away the old man once and for all. I have boxed him in and he's toast, I've forgotten him. A Brave and brand spanking new individual New Person is inside me now and I'm outwardly expressing Christ in my world, working (living the Replaced Life, Christ IN me) out in this salvation in Him. I'm learning what it means to be Reconciled, Redeemed, Forgiven, Repenting of sin, being ever more with care and fully (therapeuo in Greek) healed now. I have triumph over the schemes of the Enemy being aware of them alertly and how just unfairly deceptively subtle his tactics are and I know Christ in constant warfare for the Salvation of souls in fighting his flanking but not him for Christ defeated him even his minions by Jesus stepping into the room and he and they falling down so then I won't have to fight he or them either. But I digress. I'm tired of being gummed by ignorance of his diabolical deception and tired from his influence indirect. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. The battle is truly the Lord's. I'm being renewed in the spirit of my mind to put on the New Self. I put off the old self which is rotting and put on the new which is in the likeness of God Has been created in the righteousness and holiness of the truth. The newness of life, new man, and armor of God we all put on to triumph over the schemes of the devil or his minions. The schemes not the devil himself nor his minions we stand firm and don't give ground and so we outwit him and them and tire them out.
I am saved to take a stand a right position with my Creator. In the relationship I'm learning how to worship Him fully in spirit and truth. With love I'm in Him and showing love for Him For I'm knowing He's FOR ME and I'm always under-girded by His hand and through Him I'm showing mercy to the Body being empathetic in the beloved. I'm accepted in the beloved and by Him and so I'm hungry to accept one another showing compassion as He did me, empathizing rather than sympathizing where I can. Sympathy as such is powerful in writing a card limited to the written word. Empathy or feeling other's pain brings relief to others stitching them or binding wounds, winding bandage edifying them building them up in love but sympathizing makes one stand aloof. Empathy is healing (therapeuo) by the Anointed diversely ministering to them in agape! This is spelled T-I-M-E. I rely on Holy Spirit ministry fullness for the next step (Greek parapeteoo,) within the cadence. I am attached to Him enjoying His touch in other words abiding in the Lord and rejoicing in the fact That God is for me. I'm for God's glorifying Jesus alone in my ministry and not myself! Let Jesus decide rewards, credit, or glories! I like being unsung and among Church family fairly given a fair shake but in Him. I want to look to the interests of others caring to show compassion unconditionally and in phileo love. I lay all my dead works apart from Christ down and on the dung heap and if there are any left, burn them completely. Triumphing in the cross which is God's victory and at the Empty Tomb the ultimate expression of good, I'm an Assembly of God adherant. I'm not forsaking the good path nor the eagle's wing's flight of God of His Pinions care, (Psalm 91) but gathering together in Christ's Name with the saints as the scripture declares and all the more and more we do well as that Day approaches but also provoke others to love and good deeds too. God's mercies towards myself inspire me in my spleen to show others compassion. God is calling us to have compassionate hearts of mercy. If I by grace can make in love Agape, Phileo lovingly that connection that of seeing others like God sees them and treating them that way I will be blessed and happy. I by His grace want as well to obtain the desire to be pressing in for the prize in Christ of Gentle Kindness Tenderly in chesed (Covenant Lovingkindness) in godly temperament. His Lovingkindness is better than life. Freely you received, freely give.
To Him Who has, more shall be given and he shall have abundance (hearing God's words.) God is love. He will not cry out to argue nor cry in the streets nor break a broken reed further but care nice for it nor quench a wick that is smoldering at all but let it kindle as needed. The smallest spark He will encourage. By that love agape let us serve one another and build each other up but don't get tangled up by other's selfish behavior. His yoke is easy His burden light. Ask, seek, knock for everyone who asks, receives, knocks, has, and seeks finds. And I'm praying for open doors and utterances to be a witness to make clear the Gospel individually with more of me behind all outreach through more suffering for Christ and I'm studying fervently in white hot zeal to obey God's call in fervency and seeking His will awesomelike to be a bold witness to be proclaiming His Message the Gospel (Carrusso in Greek meaning 'to bring down a great message') and be one in Him of Christ Jesus alone with one mind and mouth in His Body homotheumadan in Greek. Win disciples to Christ. Be a witness. It's GOOD NEWS. When necessary use words like John Wesley said. And pray like Charles Finney or praying Hyde. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God often and He will lift you up in His due time. By walking in the Spirit you shall put to death the works of flesh. Worship Him truly meaning every moment give worth-ship to Him and give Him due honor and even in down time worship in spirit and truth realizing anything is possible with God positively believing even to a corpse He is Able to do anything, anything being possible with God glorifying Him as you are abiding as well as giving constant glory continually to Him! I'm purifying myself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit (by the Holy Spirit) in the Holiness of God! Transliteration Of II Cor. 7:1. He is with us always even to the end of the world never to leave nor forsake us (Mat. 28:20) so persevere to the end though hated or loved for Jesus Christ with you/in ya. Abide in Christ. In Jesus Name, Amen. Http://www.bethelagny.blogspot.com. Http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidcandel. Http://www.davvvyc.blogspot.com
Submitted by DAVID CANDEL