Saturday, June 11, 2022

Words for all seasons

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”   - (2 Tim 2:19) dd 22/08/2012

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Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” - (2 Tim 2:19) dd 22/08/2012

This how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. - (1 John 3:10) dd 12/07/2012

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. - (1 John 3:7) dd 19/06/2012

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. - (1 Pet 4:12) dd 03/05/2012

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.  - (Matt 6:15) dd 18/04/2012

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? - (2 Cor 13:5) dd: 10/04/2012

“Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. - (Eze 3:20) dd: 19/01/2012.

"23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does." - (James 1:23-25) dd 15/11/2011

"The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart. ” - (Prov 17:3) dd: 09/11/2011

"He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God” - (Romans 14:6) dd: 11/10/2011 - in remembrance of Liz Mah

"{God} Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” - (Acts 4:30 - prayer of believing Jews) dd: 15/09/2011

"Fruit-bearing is not servile work; but easy, natural, blessed.” - (F.B. Meyer) dd: 17/08/2011

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
- (Ps 100:4-5) dd: 01/08/2011

"With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” - (Isaiah 26:9, KJV) dd: 28/07/2011

"We must be careful to do our part with reverence and godly fear, remembering that God must work in realms we cannot touch, and to issues we cannot reach, before our poor exertions can avail.” - (F.B. Meyer) dd: 07/07/2011

"You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.” - (James 2:22) dd: 16/06/2011

"1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” - (1 Tim 2:1-4) dd: 01/06/2011

"24The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. 25In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.” - (1 Tim 5:24-25) dd: 20/05/2011

"Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.” - (Jer 5:24-25, KJV) dd: 12/05/2011

"{The LORD is He} who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be inhabited,’ of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be built,’ and of their ruins, ‘I will restore them,’” - (Isaiah 44:26 {words in curly brackets mine}) dd: 28/04/2011

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” - (1 Cor 1:18) dd: 21/04/2011

"As long as we palliate and excuse our sins, and, dream that there is much in us which is noble and lovely, we are not fit subjects for God's sawing grace. But when we take our place as helpless and undone, without one plea or one redeeming trait, we are in the position in which the free grace of God can have its blessed way with us.” - (F.B. Meyer) dd: 14/04/2011

"UNTIL WE ALL REACH unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God AND BECOME MATURE, ATTAINING TO THE WHOLE MEASURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.” - (Eph 4:13, capitalization mine, point to emphasize, we have NOT arrived on born-again) dd: 31/03/2011

““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” - (Matt 7:21) dd: 17/03/2011

“Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” - (1 John 3:7 {KJV}) dd: 24/02/2011

“Whoever claims to live in him {Jesus} must walk as Jesus did.” - (1 John 2:6) dd: 11/02/2011

“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he[the Lord] who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."” - (1 Pet 1:14-16) dd: 01/02/2011

“When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.” - (Eze 33:18 KJV) dd: 26/01/2011

“To know God, and to be known by Him, is to possess all things. All that is lovely, strong, or right, in any human being was in the Creator before it entered the creature; having God, you possess all things in Him.” - (F.B. Meyer) dd: 19/01/2011

“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.” - (Proverbs 16:8) dd: 11/01/2011

“because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.” - (Exodus 22:27) dd: 05/01/2011

“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” - (2 Tim 4:3-4) dd: 29/12/2010

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” - (1 Peter 3:12) dd: 21/12/2010

“If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.” - (1 Cor 3:17) dd: 06/12/2010

“Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?” - (Prov 20:6) dd: 29/11/2010

“The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread”
- (Isaiah 8:13) dd: 22/11/2010

“A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of things that he possesseth; but in his purity, truth, tenderness, and the properties of his soul. The fruit of the Spirit must ever be manifest in the life of the believer "Love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."” - (F.B. Meyer) dd: 18/11/2010

“For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” - (Isaiah 41:13) dd: 09/11/2010

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”- (Phil 2:12) dd: 25/10/2010

“The progress of evil within us is a matter of unconsciousness, largely because we are quick to discover reasons to justify our decadence. We gloze over the real state of affairs. We call sins by other names. We insist on considerations which in our eyes appear to justify our conduct.”- (F.B. Myer) dd: 19/10/2010

“Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”- (Matt 7:21) dd: 04/10/2010

“The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.”- (Proverbs 15:26) dd: 27/09/2010

“Beware of taking on the color of the ground on which you lie.”- F.B. Meyer dd: 21/09/2010

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.”- (Luke 3:8) dd: 31/08/2010

“Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”- (2 Cor 7:1) dd: 24/08/2010

“If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.”- (1 Cor 3:17) dd: 16/08/2010

“Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”- (John 14:6) dd: 11/08/2010

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”- (2 Tim 3:16) dd: 31/07/2010

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”- (1 Cor 1:18) {emphasis, mine} dd: 21/07/2010

“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”- (Heb 12:4) dd: 24/06/2010

“It is better, if it is in God’s will, to suffer for doing good, than for doing evil.”- (1 Peter 3:17) dd: 14/06/2010

Not clever-ness, but cleanliness, is the prime condition of service. Jesus will not put throne-water into impure and polluted receptacles.- (F.B. Meyer) dd: 07/06/2010

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.- (Matthew 6:20-21) dd: 26/05/2010

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right {in doing good}, you are blessed.- (1 Peter 3:13-14a) dd: 18/05/2010

Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.- (Proverbs 28:6) dd: 10/05/2010

But your hearts must be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.- (1 Kings 8:61) dd: 03/05/2010

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world - (James 1:27) dd: 27/04/2010

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? {think about it} - [in curly bracket, my suggestion to you](James 2:14) dd: 15/03/2010

Anyone who serves Christ in righteousness, and with the peace and joy of the Holy Spirit, is pleasing to God, and approved by men- (paraphrased from Romans 14:18) dd 08/03/2010

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. - (James 4:3) dd: 01/03/2010

The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread,
and {yet} he will be a sanctuary;
- Isaiah 8:13-14a (curly brackets mine) dd: 18/02/2010

if we are faithless {believe not}, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.- 2 Timothy 1:13 (curly brackets mine) => God is reliable and faithful. Even as God is love, He is also faithfulness - one of the trustworthy sayings of the Apostle Paul dd: 05/02/2010

You do not need to shine all the time before men, let others shine too, and you will shine even brighter before the Lord.- Anthony Chia, revelation believed confirmed from Judges 8:1-3 dd: 25/01/2010

At the base of it all, love is a choice.- Anthony Chia, revelation believed confirmed from Romans 8:20-21 dd: 18/01/2010

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 dd: 11/01/2010

he who wins souls is wise - Proverbs 11:30b dd: 31/12/2009

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