Saturday, November 19, 2022

On sin PREVENTION

 

The LORD JESUS declared:

Matthew 24:37-39

King James Version

37 But as the days of Noah were, 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood 

they were eating and drinking, 

marrying and giving in marriage, 

until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, 

and took them all away; 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


'Tis the season to be jolly, so they say.

At what cost?

From today, till New Year, let's be more vigilant.

The holidays, and celebrations, can make us go astray.

After much social restriction, there can be an all-out revenge.

Believers, and unbelievers, are both susceptible to the pull of sin.

How to prevent sin from taking over your life?

First, we present to you what the Bible says about sin.

Who, and what will not be allowed in the kingdom of GOD.

Then, we'll tell you the simplest ways to prevent sin in your life.

For now, the ways of sin:

2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


Revelation 21:27

King James Version

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it 

any thing that defileth, 

neither whatsoever worketh abomination, 

or maketh a lie: 

but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.


Revelation 22:10-11

King James Version

10 And he saith unto me, 

Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: 

for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: 

and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: 

and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: 

and he that is holy, let him be holy still.


Revelation 22:15

King James Version

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, 

and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, 

and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Now that we know what are abominations unto GOD, it's time to know how we can prevent sin from entering our lives.

Or, if we've sinned, to prevent more sin from encroaching upon us, or committing others to sin, too:

1. SEEK God with all your heart.

2. BECOME born again.

3. BELIEVE in Jesus.

4. LET Spirit teach you Scripture.

5. REPENT of your sins.

6. BELIEVE in the gospel.

7. HAVE NO fellowship with darkness.

Ephesians 5:11-13

King James Version

11 And have no fellowship 

with the unfruitful works of darkness, 

but rather reprove them.

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things 

which are done of them in secret.

13 But all things that are reproved 

are made manifest by the light: 

for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.


2 Corinthians 6:14-17

King James Version

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: 

for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? 

and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? 

or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? 

for ye are the temple of the living God; 

as God hath said, 

I will dwell in them, 

and walk in them; 

and I will be their God, 

and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, 

and be ye separate, 

saith the Lord, 

and touch not the unclean thing; 

and I will receive you.


To be FREE of sin, be OUT of the scene.

FOCUS on JESUS alone.

Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


And keep GOD's WORD in your heart.

Psalm 119:11

King James Version

11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, 

that I might not sin against thee.


The RAPTURE can occur any moment.

Would you be ready to meet JESUS up in the air?

Take heed the Bible.

Become born again.

Listen to SPIRIT.


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Monday, September 26, 2022

JESUS speaks on sin

 

John 1:17

King James Version

17 For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


What does JESUS say about sin?

What did He think of it?

What was the source of sin?

I turn to the Bible for answers.

Let's listen to the LORD's own words.


JESUS came to earth, to save sinners.

Luke 5:32

King James Version

32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save that which was lost.


JESUS points out the source of sin:

Matthew 15:18-19

King James Version

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth 

come forth from the heart; 

and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, 

murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, 

false witness, blasphemies:


Matthew 12:34-37

King James Version

34 O generation of vipers, 

how can ye, 

being evil, 

speak good things? 

for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart 

bringeth forth good things

and an evil man out of the evil treasure 

bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, 

That every idle word that men shall speak, 

they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, 

and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, 

he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, 

and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


No wonder, JESUS asked we love GOD, with all our heart.

And to love each other, as ourselves.

Mark 12:30-31

King James Version

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind,

 and with all thy strength: 

this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

There is none other commandment greater than these.


No wonder, JESUS commended those with a pure heart.

Matthew 5:8

King James Version

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 

for they shall see God.


No wonder, GOD searches the heart:

Jeremiah 17:10

King James Version

10 I the Lord search the heart, 

I try the reins, 

even to give every man according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings.


No wonder, GOD wants to give us a new heart:

Ezekiel 36:26-27

King James Version

26 A new heart also will I give you, 

and a new spirit will I put within you: 

and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, 

and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, 

and cause you to walk in my statutes, 

and ye shall keep my judgments, 

and do them.


We really must guard our heart:

Proverbs 4:23

King James Version

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; 

for out of it are the issues of life.


It's really about all we have in our heart.

JESUS warned:

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.


Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


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Sunday, September 25, 2022

How to AVOID sin

 

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.


Nothing could be more powerful, than the WORD of GOD.

That's how we avoid sin.

We take to heart, Scripture.

We live, and breathe it.

Consider these verses your arsenal, in this battle for the soul.

Find strength, peace, joy, love, and comfort from these verses.

From JESUS:

Matthew 5:21-22

King James Version

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, 

Thou shalt not kill; 

and whosoever shall kill 

shall be in danger of the judgment:

22 But I say unto you, 

That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause 

shall be in danger of the judgment: 

and whosoever shall say to his brother, 

Raca, shall be in danger of the council:

 but whosoever shall say, 

Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.


Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.


Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him which is able 

to destroy both soul and body in hell.


Matthew 18:15-17

King James Version

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, 

go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: 

if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, 

then take with thee one or two more,

 that in the mouth of two or three witnesses 

every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, 

tell it unto the church: 

but if he neglect to hear the church, 

let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.


Matthew 26:52

King James Version

52 Then said Jesus unto him, 

Put up again thy sword into his place: 

for all they that take the sword 

shall perish with the sword.


Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


Luke 10:27

King James Version

27 And he answering said, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, 

and with all thy mind; 

and thy neighbour as thyself.


Luke 18:27

King James Version

27 And he said, 

The things which are impossible with men 

are possible with God.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 3:21

King James Version

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, 

that his deeds may be made manifest, 

that they are wrought in God.


John 10:27-30

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, 

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

30 I and my Father are one.


John 14:15

King James Version

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.


John 14:26

King James Version

26 But the Comforter, 

which is the Holy Ghost, 

whom the Father will send in my name, 

he shall teach you all things, 

and bring all things to your remembrance, 

whatsoever I have said unto you.


John 16:13-15

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: 

nd he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: 

for he shall receive of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: 

therefore said I, 

that he shall take of mine, 

and shall shew it unto you.


From the rest of the Bible:

Genesis 9:6

King James Version

6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, 

by man shall his blood be shed: 

for in the image of God made he man.


Deuteronomy 28:1-2

King James Version

28 And it shall come to pass, 

if thou shalt hearken diligently 

unto the voice of the Lord thy God, 

to observe and to do all his commandments 

which I command thee this day, 

that the Lord thy God will set thee on high 

above all nations of the earth:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, 

and overtake thee, 

if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.


Psalm 1:1

King James Version

1 Blessed is the man 

that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, 

nor standeth in the way of sinners, 

nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.


Psalm 32:8

King James Version

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way 

which thou shalt go: 

I will guide thee with mine eye.


Psalm 37:3-11

King James Version

3 Trust in the Lord, 

and do good;

so shalt thou dwell in the land, 

and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: 

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; 

trust also in him; 

and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, 

and thy judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, 

and wait patiently for him: 

fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, 

because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, 

and forsake wrath: 

fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: 

but those that wait upon the Lord, 

they shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while, 

and the wicked shall not be: 

yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, 

and it shall not be.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 

and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.


Psalm 37:18-19

King James Version

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: 

and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: 

and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.


Psalm 37:23-24

King James Version

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: 

and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, 

he shall not be utterly cast down: 

for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.


Psalm 40:4

King James Version

4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, 

and respecteth not the proud, 

nor such as turn aside to lies.


Psalm 46:1

King James Version

46 God is our refuge and strength, 

a very present help in trouble.


Psalm 48:14

King James Version

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: 

he will be our guide even unto death.


Psalm 91:15

King James Version

15 He shall call upon me, 

and I will answer him: 

I will be with him in trouble; 

I will deliver him, 

and honour him.


Psalm 119:97

King James Version

97 O how love I thy law! 

it is my meditation all the day.


Psalm 119:105

King James Version

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 

and a light unto my path.


Proverbs 1:10

King James Version

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, 

consent thou not.


Proverbs 1:33

King James Version

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, 

and shall be quiet from fear of evil.


Proverbs 3:5

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.


Proverbs 3:6

King James Version

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


Proverbs 3:7

King James Version

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: 

fear the Lord, 

and depart from evil.


Proverbs 16:9

King James Version

9 A man's heart deviseth his way: 

but the Lord directeth his steps.


Proverbs 19:21

King James Version

21 There are many devices in a man's heart; 

nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, 

that shall stand.


Isaiah 30:21

King James Version

21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, 

saying, 

This is the way, 

walk ye in it, 

when ye turn to the right hand, 

and when ye turn to the left.


Isaiah 48:17

King James Version

17 Thus saith the Lord, 

thy Redeemer, 

the Holy One of Israel; 

I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, 

which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.


Isaiah 58:11

King James Version

11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, 

nd satisfy thy soul in drought, 

and make fat thy bones: 

and thou shalt be like a watered garden, 

and like a spring of water, 

whose waters fail not.


Jeremiah 6:16

King James Version

16 Thus saith the Lord, 

Stand ye in the ways, 

and see, 

and ask for the old paths, 

where is the good way, 

and walk therein, 

and ye shall find rest for your souls. 

But they said, 

We will not walk therein.


Acts 3:19

King James Version

19 Repent ye therefore, 

and be converted, 

that your sins may be blotted out, 

when the times of refreshing shall come 

from the presence of the Lord.


Romans 12:19

King James Version

19 Dearly beloved, 

avenge not yourselves, 

but rather give place unto wrath: 

for it is written, 

Vengeance is mine; 

I will repay, 

saith the Lord.


Romans 5:1-6

King James Version

5 Therefore being justified by faith, 

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

2 By whom also we have access by faith 

into this grace wherein we stand, 

and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

3 And not only so, 

but we glory in tribulations also: 

knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

4 And patience, experience; 

and experience, hope:

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; 

because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts 

by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

6 For when we were yet without strength, 

in due time Christ died for the ungodly.


Romans 8:1-2

King James Version

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them 

which are in Christ Jesus, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus 

hath made me free from the law of sin and death.


Romans 8:14

King James Version

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, 

they are the sons of God.


Romans 8:28

King James Version

28 And we know that all things work together for good 

to them that love God, 

to them who are the called 

according to his purpose.


1 Corinthians 6:17-20

King James Version

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. 

Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; 

but he that committeth fornication 

sinneth against his own body.

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost 

which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body,

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


1 Corinthians 1:30

King James Version

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, 

who of God is made unto us wisdom, 

and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


1 Corinthians 2:16

King James Version

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, 

that he may instruct him? 

but we have the mind of Christ.


2 Corinthians 9:8

King James Version

8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; 

that ye, 

always having all sufficiency in all things, 

may abound to every good work:


2 Corinthians 12:9

King James Version

9 And he said unto me, 

My grace is sufficient for thee: 

for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, 

that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


Galatians 6:1-2

King James Version

6 Brethren, 

if a man be overtaken in a fault, 

ye which are spiritual, 

restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; 

considering thyself, 

lest thou also be tempted.

2 Bear ye one another's burdens, 

and so fulfil the law of Christ.


Philippians 4:13

King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 

which strengtheneth me.


Philippians 4:19

King James Version

19 But my God shall supply all your need 

according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


Hebrews 5:14

King James Version

14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, 

even those who by reason of use 

have their senses exercised to discern 

both good and evil.


Hebrews 12:14

King James Version

14 Follow peace with all men, 

and holiness, 

without which no man shall see the Lord:


Hebrews 13:5

King James Version

5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; 

and be content with such things as ye have: 

for he hath said, 

I will never leave thee, 

nor forsake thee.


Hebrews 13:21

King James Version

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, 

working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, 

through Jesus Christ; 

to whom be glory for ever and ever.

 Amen.


James 1:5-6

King James Version

5 If any of you lack wisdom, 

let him ask of God, 

that giveth to all men liberally, 

and upbraideth not; 

and it shall be given him.

6 But let him ask in faith, 

nothing wavering. 

For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea 

driven with the wind and tossed.


James 1:16-17

King James Version

16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

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.


James 1:27

King James Version

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God 

and the Father is this, 

To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, 

and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


James 4:7-9

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, 

and he will draw nigh to you. 

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; 

and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.


1 Peter 2:11-12

King James Version

11 Dearly beloved, 

I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, 

abstain from fleshly lusts, 

which war against the soul;

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: 

that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, 

they may by your good works, 

which they shall behold, 

glorify God in the day of visitation.


1 Peter 5:6-7

King James Version

6 Humble yourselves therefore 

under the mighty hand of God, 

that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him;

 for he careth for you.


1 John 2:1-3

King James Version

2 My little children, 

these things write I unto you, 

that ye sin not. 

And if any man sin, 

we have an advocate with the Father, 

Jesus Christ the righteous:

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins of the whole world.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, 

if we keep his commandments.


1 John 2:5-6

King James Version

5 But whoso keepeth his word, 

in him verily is the love of God perfected: 

hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him 

ought himself also so to walk, 

even as he walked.


1 John 2:15-17

King James Version

15 Love not the world, 

neither the things that are in the world. 

If any man love the world, 

the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, 

and the lust thereof: 

but he that doeth the will of God 

abideth for ever.


1 John 2:20

King James Version

20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, 

and ye know all things.


1 John 2:26-29

King James Version

26 These things have I written unto you 

concerning them that seduce you.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him 

abideth in you, 

and ye need not that any man teach you: 

but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, 

and is truth, and is no lie, 

and even as it hath taught you, 

ye shall abide in him.

28 And now, little children, 

abide in him; 

that, when he shall appear, 

we may have confidence, 

and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

29 If ye know that he is righteous, 

ye know that every one that doeth righteousness 

is born of him.


1 John 3:9

King James Version

9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; 

for his seed remaineth in him: 

and he cannot sin, 

because he is born of God.


1 John 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye are of God, 

little children, 

and have overcome them: 

because greater is he that is in you, 

than he that is in the world.


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On sin PREVENTION

  The LORD JESUS declared : Matthew 24:37-39 King James Version 37 But as the days of Noah were,  so shall also the coming of the Son of man...