I enjoyed this one, I looked up the cross-references to the Scripture I was reading, and here they are.
The numbers next to various words in John 1:14 link with the same numbers and verses below it.
John 1:14 – 1And the Word 2was made 3flesh, and dwelt among us, (and 4we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 5full of grace and truth.
1. 1 Timothy 3:16- And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received u into glory.
2. Romans 1:3 – Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
3. Hebrews 2:14 – Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
destroy: in this scripture, destroy means to ANNUL
4. Matthew 17:2 – and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
5. Colossians 2:3 – in whom are hid al the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
We are told to study the bible, the King James bible is the ONLY inerrant scripture
today, and we’re told that the word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. The Word of God is one of our weapons of spiritual warfare.
2 Peter 3:18 says: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
This is part of Mark, chapter 4, and I’d like to share it with you.
Jesus was teaching by the sea side, and so many people were there to hear him, that he had to get into a ship, and teach from the water to the people on land.
A portion from THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER:
Mark 4: 5,6 – And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
Now, Jesus explains the parable, and this is the part that pertains to the above Scriptures:
Mark 4:16,17 – And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.
See that word, “offended”? It is used 29 times in the New Testament, and here are the meanings:
Are YOU one who has NO ROOT in yourself, and you are offended, or do you wither away, and shrink back, when affliction or persecution happens to you because of your Christianity, your profession of Jesus Christ as Lord of your life? Do you get angry, or do you wither away when people, or one person in particular, makes fun of you, or calls you names, or rejects you? BE CAREFUL, you will fall away into HELL, unless you work to establish that ROOT in yourself, by renewing your mind DAILY, by reading the King James bible, read it EVERY day, think about it during the day, and when bad thoughts arise in your heart, THINK ABOUT the bible’s wisdom and admonition, think about God’s promises, and establish a very good and deep root system for yourself! You don’t want to be one who falls away when persecution arises for the word’s sake!! Be STRONG in the LORD, and in the power of His might! Put on the whole armor of God, and if you don’t know what the whole armor consists of, LEARN IT! Ephesians 6:10-18!
May you submit your thoughts and life to God today, and every day from now on. Pray for me, and for one another.
I’ve been working through a good bible study course, offered free by a church in Greenville, MI, called Liberty Baptist Church: http://www.libertybaptistgreenville.com/
So far I’ve finished a study on Islam, and a study booklet about music, what is Godly, and spiritual, and how to tell if music is appropriate for Christians to listen to. They talk about content, control, and context of music.
Some quotes from the booklet: “There is no such thing as neutral music. All music has an effect upon the listener-without a word ever being spoken. That is why God stated that all music which Christians listen to must have a melody to it, something with harmony, organized tones, and a sweet and agreeable sound. Very little of today’s contemporary Christian music can pass this test.”
They also bring up the fact that many churches entertain rather than exhort, reprove, and rebuke the members. The booklet states: What is true of babies? They cannot do anything for themselves. They have to be entertained, or they cry. …… He cries out…..I cannot understand that old King James bible, so he finds a church that entertains with worldly music and a watered-down translation of the Bible.
If you’re interested in this free Baptist bible study, you can get some booklets mailed to your home or office, free. Go here: http://www.libertygospeltracts.com
Here’s the church’s web page: http://www.libertybaptistgreenville.com/
Also, I’m reading another book by Cathy Gohlke, called, “William Henry is a Fine Name“. It was her debut novel, and it won a well-deserved Christy Award. The book will appeal to everyone from young adult to senior citizen. A review is coming soon, God willing. In the meantime, get yourself a copy, and read it.
Psalm 145:16- Thou openest thine hand, and satisfieth the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16
After a rough week, I decided it would do me well to memorize bible verses. I found I could only recall a few verses to help me through, even though there is such a depth of riches in God’s holy Word that I could have thought of to help me, strengthen me, and calm my fears and anxieties.
So, I remembered seeing a little plastic loaf of bread on a relative’s table, years ago, and it was Our Daily Bread bible promises, in the King James version, which is the only completely inerrant version. I found a King James online store, and ordered one for myself, and some as future gifts. Here’s the store: https://www.thekjvstore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=our+daily+bread
I hope YOU get a little bible promise box for yourself, and memorize Scripture.