Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Philippians 1

Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

~Amen~

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One Way!

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

That’s it! No traditions! No additives! NO more! NO less! STRAIGHT UP! Simplicity! BEWARE of the slyness of the devil that tries to trick you into believing in another Jesus. He lures-bequiles-entices you to make his/her “Jesus” sound better.  Do not bear with that preacher/”priest”, person, or religion! Run! To many being deceived so much so that they do not even realize it!

2 Corinthians 11:3-4

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

I share this for the love of God through Jesus alone!

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Absolutely, beautifully TRUE!

Isaiah 12

12 And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

AMEN!

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God gives special children…

to special people.”

I hear that statement a lot!

When some one says they could not do what I do with our 2 special needs boys my answer will start being “Then you underestimate the power of God. I can do NOTHING with out Him!”

It’s never about me! It IS about Him!

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My advice. Not that it is probably needed. BUT just in case.

I went to a birthday party (full of “lady” angel statue gifts) for an 85 year old aunt-in-law . I engaged in conversation with a cousin -in-law’s wife whom I love dearly.  She believes that we all have the same God and that “Jesus Calling” is a “wonderful”  book.

Shame on me. I did not pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before I left for this party and I could tell… Of all party’s this should have been one that I didn’t even need to think twice about praying for before we left.

My advice: PRAY before you go anywhere you never ever know who is going to be put in front of you. Don’t try to engage in conversation about the Lord when people are drinking. Invite them over or to breakfast/ lunch when they are sober.

The end.

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“…renewed day by day”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

(16) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

(17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

(18) While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

I needed this! To God be the glory!

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The Book of Romans

All of God’s Written Word is amazing! God’s Word in the flesh-JESUS-is of course-even MORE amazing!

The book of Romans is one of my favorite books to explain to me about righteousness and sin.

YES! It is VERY liberating to live in Jesus Christ alone! But that old ugly flesh causes us to struggle daily! Thank God for His Holy Spirit that lovingly-for our own good and to honor Him guides us! As we listen and obey God’s Spirit we realize just how good God is to lovingly keep us from those things that hurt us and dishonor Him.

WE MUST CONSTANTLY REMEMEBER: JESUS HAS ALREADY WON OUR BATTLES FOR US! We are to live a righteous life to honor HIM not self!

*Romans 1:17*

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

The just shall live by faith! By FAITH! That is it! We do not need to SEE the LORD physically to have faith in and on Him. Many-oh so many- will write in comment sections of news feeds that we as believer’s believe in some “Phony in the sky” and then “LOL” us…pray for them…some one prayed for us ❤ If they only KNEW how deep that they have fallen for the lie of satan.

GOD IS ABLE AND WILLING TO CHANGE HEARTS! THAT IS WHAT HIS SPECIALTY IS FOR THE HUMAN RACE THAT HE CREATED SO THAT WE COULD GLORIFY AND WORSHIP HIM FOR AN ETERNITY! WOW! JUST WOW!

My God is NO PHONY! He is REAL and LOVING! He wants no one to perish! (John 3:16-17)

 

HE IS SO GOOD LIKE THAT!

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~Question~

If:

” We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (*2 Corinthians 5:8

Then why do **we struggle to stay alive through any means when we are ill?

Just curious to see what answers are out there ~no more~ no less 🙂

** “WE” meaning those that know the saving power of our Lord-Jesus The Christ. **

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