Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Proverbs 9:4,16. The same verse in two separate places with two different meanings. Verse 4 is Wisdom calling out to a simple man to come to feast at the Table of Wisdom and to go in the Way of Understanding of the Things of the Lord. It's all GOoD. But verse 16 is a foolish woman calling the simple man to come and enjoy the fruits of worldliness, "But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell". Proverbs 9:18. As you walk down the road of Everyday Life, on one side Wisdom calls out for you to feast at Her Table. In the other side, the foolish woman is calling you away from Wisdom and into Sin. It's your choice and it's an easy one, you go left, or you go right. It's that simple. But while you're thinking about the direction you should take, the Holy Spirit is also gently wooing you to do The Right Thing. Some call this, "Conscience". If you choose Wisdom and Understanding your day will go very nicely. But if you choose the foolish way of the world, just for a moment to enjoy just a few pleasures, because, you know, no one's looking, no one will get hurt, you can handle it, AS YOU TAKE A STEP TOWARDS HELL. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS STILL WORKING ON YOU, AND YOU KNOW IT, QUICKLY, REPENT, TURN FROM THIS EVIL WAY, and save yourself from this untoward generation. That's it folks, Wisdom, and foolishness, in a nut shell. Your day is full of "one step at a time" situations. Choose Life and Live. Choose foolishness and die, just a little more, each time you choose to Sin. CHRIST WILL SAVE, HEAL, AND DELIVER YOU, from any depth of sin you're in. If you're still breathing, HE CAN SAVE YOU FULLY, COMPLETELY, AND TOTALLY, no matter how bad, or how deep, you think you're in. Christ IS the Answer, to, Be Blessed.
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators OF THIS WORLD, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of (into) the world(ly). But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, IF any man that is called A BROTHER BE A FORNICATOR, OR covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one NO NOT TO EAT. For what have I to do to judge them also that are WITHOUT (in the world)? do not YE JUDGE THEM THAT ARE WITHIN? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore PUT AWAY from among yourselves THAT WICKED PERSON. 1 Corinthians 5:9-13. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? For the time is come that JUDGMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD: and if it first begin AT US, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 1 Peter 4:17-18. This is a general overview of Sin. The sin in and of the world, we are to leave it alone, meaning, don't go telling your unsaved friends they are sinners, and then walk away. But we ARE to judge sin IN the church, in the Body of Christ, more specifically, IN OURSELVES first. As you and the Lord deal with you and your sins, (as you grow away from worldliness and into CHRISTLIKENESS), we are also to call out sin in the Body of Christ. NOT AS POLICEMAN THROWING AROUND THE LAW, but first as a Compassionate Brother going to a Brother, ONE ON ONE, to talk to him about what you see as sin in his life. Hopefully he'll receive it from you, but if not, take a Brother with you to again talk to him. This is all part of Church Discipline as we clean up ourselves first. Be Ye Holy, and, Be Blessed.
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee! Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side. I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel. My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt. Psalm 71:15- 24. Psalm 71 is all about Praising and Worshiping the Lord all of our days, PERIOD. It doesn't matter what our situation or circumstances are, we are to Praise the Lord. In our Prosperity, and in our Weakness, we are to Praise the Lord, all the day long. Whether on a Spiritual Mountain Top High, or in 6 months of Solitary Confinement, we are to still, Praise the Lord. All our Praise is Due Him because of Who He Is, because He IS The Lord God Almighty, ALL THE TIME. With your eyes focused on Christ, your situation and circumstances fade out into blurry nothingness. Yes, Christ cares about every hair on our head, but those hairs, or lack thereof, DOESN'T DETERMINE IF WE SHOULD PRAISE HIM OR NOT. Our circumstances are "fluid", always changing. Christ never changes and is Worthy of Praise, ALL THE TIME. Praise Him, and, Be Blessed.
IN THEE, O LORD, DO I PUT MY TRUST: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in Thy Righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline Thine Ear unto me, and SAVE ME. BE THOU MY STRONG HABITATION, whereunto I may continually resort: Thou hast given Commandment to SAVE ME; for Thou art MY ROCK and MY FORTRESS. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For THOU ART MY HOPE, O LORD GOD: Thou art my trust from my youth. By Thee have I been holden up from the womb: Thou art He that took me out of my mother's bowels: MY PRAISE SHALL BE CONTINUALLY OF THEE. I am as a wonder unto many; but THOU ART MY STRONG REFUGE. Let my mouth be filled with Thy Praise and with Thy Honour all the day. Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him. O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help. Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt. But I WILL HOPE CONTINUALLY, AND WILL yet PRAISE THEE more AND more. My mouth shall shew forth Thy Righteousness and THY SALVATION ALL THE DAY; for I know not the numbers thereof. I will go in the Strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of Thy Righteousness, even of Thine only. Psalm 71:1-16. Did you see the bad news? America is going down! AND SO ARE ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. Did you see the GOoD News? ALL who belong to Christ will live above all these worldly troubles. Christ WILL KEEP all His, even in the Day of Troubles. Yes, someday your body WILL die. So die in His Service, and never again worry about your future. He has total Knowledge of your future, as you Grow in "total" Knowledge of Him. What A Way to Live and die in Christ, and Forever, Be Blessed.
BEHOLD, I HAVE TAUGHT YOU statutes and judgments, even as THE LORD MY GOD commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; FOR THIS IS your WISDOM AND your UNDERSTANDING in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as THE LORD OUR GOD is in all things that WE CALL UPON him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only TAKE HEED to thyself, AND KEEP THY SOUL diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and LEST THEY DEPART FROM THY HEART all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Deuteronomy 4:5-9. America was Built, Founded, and Kept By, the Word of God. As long as the Lord God Almighty was kept front and foremost in the eyes of American children, (raising up Believing future generations), and before the eyes of American adults, (to keep us on the Straight And Narrow), America would always be a Strong and Powerful Country IN AND THROUGH CHRIST AS OUR FOUNDATION. But as soon as (we already have) we turn our backs away from our Foundation on God to our own foundation of worldly "good works" and "look at OUR military strength", we become a nation with ICHABOD (the Glory has departed) written over our capital, and over our churches. CHRISTIANS, STAND STRONG IN CHRIST, we're just passing through on our Way to the Heavenly's, working in the fields white unto harvest, bringing in the Lost Sheep unto Christ, Building up The Body of Christ, that He not lose even one of His, unto Salvation. What a Joy to Live for, Work with, and Die in service to Christ, the Lord of lords, and the King of kings. You are Loved by Christ AND all who call themselves, His. Christ IS coming back to Receive His Bride. Be Ready, and, Be Blessed.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us Do GOoD unto all men, especially unto them who are of the Household of Faith. Galatians 6:9-10. Behold, I have taught you Statutes and Judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your Wisdom and your Understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a Wise and Understanding People. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in ALL THINGS that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath Statutes and Judgments so Righteous as all this Law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, LEST THOU FORGET THE THINGS WHICH THINE EYES HAVE SEEN, AND LEST THEY DEPART FROM THY HEART ALL THE DAYS OF THY LIFE: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Deuteronomy 4:5-9. Just for the moment, imagine these words being spoken by George Washington and the rest of the Founding Fathers to us, the citizens, at the very start of this great country we call America. And yes, America was founded on Biblical Principals, Laws, Rules, and Concepts, right straight out of the Bible, DESPITE WHAT THE HISTORICAL REVISIONISTS WANT TO CHANGE HISTORY TO. America is still (the shell of) the greatest country that God ever built on planet earth. Our politicians AND OUR CHURCHES are doing their best to throw off the shackles of Christianity in every way possible. Just look at today's church theology and government laws now in effect. Our nation IS going down. NOW, THE GOoD NEWS. GOD SAYS, "I HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL"!! Everything going on in the world today was publicly Foretold 2,000 years ago, AND NONE OF THIS SHOULD BE A SURPRISE TO ANYONE. Praise the Lord, and, Be Blessed.
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart BE NOT DECEIVED, and YE turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; Deuteronomy 11:16. BE NOT DECEIVED; God is not mocked: for whatsoever A MAN soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Galatians 6:7-8. Sinful man with his Adamic nature can ONLY be deceived, when he wants to be deceived. I'll explain. Everyone starts off knowing right from wrong. That's just part of God's inbred DNA. At least everyone starts off, knowing right from wrong, man can grow cold and heartless towards his fellow man, if he wants to. Right Mr. Hitler? All Satan, the Enemy, can do is try to put thoughts and ideas into a man's mind. Even sinners have to purposely latch on to his ideas, IF THEY WANT TO, and then go sin. A Believer can discern the wicked source of these evil thoughts and quickly command them to stop, in Jesus name. There is no such thing as, "The devil made me do it". The devil can't MAKE you do anything. Again, he can put a tantalizing thought in your head, BUT YOU HAVE TO PURPOSEFULLY CHOOSE TO RUN WITH IT. And Satan is the Master of finding your "weak spots" and trying to build on them. On Judgment Day, everyone will be judged on what he did and why HE CHOSE to do it. They will be sentenced to a life of death in Hell for the sins THEY CHOSE TO DO, AND DID, not for having evil thoughts. The Final "nail in their coffin" would be to PURPOSEFULLY REJECT THE CALL OF CHRIST TO REPENT, TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, AND FOLLOW CHRIST. That's the "One" that will getcha. Please Understand, EVERYTHING you do to oppose The Lord God Almighty, IS BY YOUR CHOICE, Satan just stands on the sidelines laughing at you as you take his "idea" to sin, and you run with it. Here's an example, CHRIST IS OFFERING YOU REPENTANCE UNTO SALVATION RIGHT NOW, are you going to take it, and, Be Blessed?
STUDY to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. 2 Timothy 2:15. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. GREAT IS OUR LORD, AND of great power: HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE. Psalm 147 :4-5. The Wisdom and Understanding of the Bible is infinite, without end, you'll never get to the end of it all. With that in mind, think on this. The largest star that we have seen with our telescopes is called "Cannis Majoris", that's (supposed to be) Latin for "Big Dog". A million of our earths can fit in our sun, and MILLIONS of our suns can fit into Big Dog. It's that Huge. And God is Greater than all of it put together. So if you could take A Spiritual Razorblade and slice off the tiniest sliver of God, it would flutter to earth and we would call it our Bible. Fathomless, Bottomless, never to get to the end of it, AND THAT'S JUST A SLIVER. When we finally get to see God Face to face, if that sliver, The Bible is endless, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET TO THE "END" OF UNDERSTANDING EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY??? Millions of eons would just be a drop in the bucket of trying to understand all about God. If you don't want to take time to study The Bible, to Love, Honor, and Obey His Word here and now, you most certainly won't want to understand the Rest of Him later. Don't worry about getting to Him later in the Great By And By, STUDY TODAY, so you'll be READY to see Him, whenever that is. The Bible is a Treasure Chest of Precious Gems talking about the Lord. Today is the Day to dig in to even start the Endless Journey of Loving the Lord God Almighty, Praising, Honouring, and Worshiping our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, The Christ, and Obeying His Holy Spirit in all that He has for us to do and say, TODAY. Keep your eyes solidly Focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, Today, and for Ever. Now, let the Journey Begin, as it will last Forever, as you will Forever, Be Blessed.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. 2 Timothy 2:15. If you would take this verse, and break it down, word by word with the aid of the "Strong’s Concordance", you would quickly begin to understand the depths of the Exact Meaning the Lord is trying to convey into the Hearts, Minds, Soul, and Body of Believers wanting to comprehend all that Holy Spirit wants to impart into each reader. To Truly Study the Word of God is to start to Hear even the Heart Cry of Christ Himself TO YOU, and how He wants to bring the black ink and white pages of "dry reading" into Your Spirit in such a strength that it literally endows LIFE, the Life Of Christ, into your Whole Being. Paper and ink is a way the Lord has chosen to communicate His Word to all of mankind. Paper can last for thousands of years. But it takes the Holy Spirit to change it into CHRISTLIKENESS in your Walk with Him. You can see a pretty paper with the primary and secondary colors on it. But to go outdoors and see a beautiful sunset, brings those colors to Life in such a way that words can never describe. The Bible describes God to you, on paper. But the Holy Spirit BRINGS LIFE to those words, straight from THE HEART of God Himself. To really read and study the Bible is to look through a telescope, or a microscope, and see Worlds you've never even imagined. When the Lord shows you something, like a light bulb turning on, how hard is it to explain to others the Understanding He has given to you? Only with a One on one Relationship with the Lord and Saviour, Jesus, the Christ, can any of this become Real, and fill you with His Life IN you. Without Christ, His Words are just black and white pages. But With, and In Christ, those pages become LIFE, for ALL of Eternity. Read, study, pray, ask, seek, knock, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU THE DELIGHTS OF HIS HEART, FROM ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF. And with That, you WILL, Be Blessed.
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will IN ALL WISDOM AND SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD; STRENGTHENED WITH ALL MIGHT, according to his glorious power, UNTO ALL PATIENCE AND LONGSUFFERING WITH JOYFULNESS; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Colossians 1: 9-13. When a mature sheep walks this kind of physical AND spiritual Walk With Christ, there are no labels for him to follow. I'll explain. This kind of Walk includes all, or part of, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, all, or part of, the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, all, or part of, the Whole Armour of God, AND all, or part of, the 5 Fold Ministry. He won't care what the names, titles, and positions are of what he is doing, he's just going "to do" in Obedience to the Leading of the Holy Spirit and leave the numbers to others. And to highlight just one part of all this, did you notice he is Living "unto ALL PATIENCE and longsuffering"? A man who is actually ASKING for Patience? Being tested in Patience, AND PASSING THE TESTS??? All these Things are ours FOR THE ASKING! A simple prayer of, "Use me Lord, in any Way You want", with Obedience, is all it takes to get this ball rolling. Again, blind Obedience is all it takes to start Living in these Attributes of the Lord. BE ENCOURAGED BELIEVER, the Lord IS talking to you! This Life IS FOR ALL who simply ask, THE PRICE OF ADMISSION HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR by the Shed Blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, The Christ. This is not for one of "those guys" with all of their super qualifications, this is for ANY sheep who will simply BELIEVE, and, Be Blessed.