2 Corinthians – Chapter 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
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.
Death stalks each of us… and whether it happens via a nuclear iran, disease, terrorism, or some other way, physical death will capture each of us… the only question that truly matters is… will you live? Did you know that the Bible tells HOW YOU CAN KNOW FOR SURE that you will have eternal life with God in Heaven? If you want to LIVE, there is a FREE GIFT that you can have right now… PRAISE GOD IN CHRIST JESUS!
What does evil want? For us to feel defeated, for us to be broken in spirit, so that we are easier to control. For us to give up, so that it can win. We know the end of the story, GOD wins, and satan and his many little minions who are nothing but sand in a time glass, knows it too… which is exactly why evil does what it does, to win a temporary fight. When I think about it, I actually laugh out loud… MY GOD WINS and His people get to come along for the ride. Stand UP, be STRONG and HOLD ON to the hope… put on the full armor of God and FIGHT, even if it is only in prayer, even if it is only in your little corner of the world, FIGHT for God, fight for right. The Truth WILL always shine it’s light through the darkness… we have but to just open our eyes. SO BE IT.😀
The evil swirls around me, causing anger and much pain,
A world full of people, but alone I think I stand,
I search to understand, to be cleansed in the rain,
But alone is an illusion, birthed by satan and his band,
For I live in this world of darkness, but I’m not of it I am told,
Christ Jesus is always with me, never leaving my weary side,
His Word is plainly written with a Truth of Power that is bold,
I will not shrink away, but boldly proclaim “In HIM I will abide!”
– DG …aka… TeachX3 – June 26th, 2015
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of Grace -Heb 4:16
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him -Ps 37:7
Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me -Gal 2:20
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart -1Sam 12:24
In the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength -Is 26:4
Continue in prayer -Col 4:2
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. -Romans 15:4
I can’t deal with today… the laws this nation has on our books not only go against GOD’s Laws, but they go against the very fundamental Constitutional rights of every individual (and State) within. I am spiritually sick. SOOO… I gotta rock’n’roll. Here for your listening pleasure… my ALL TIME FAVORITE BAND… AC/DC – ’cause I’m TNT… yeah, I’m dynamite… & I’ll win the fight!
Hello everyone! I am in the process of building the Wallpaper Gallery page… I have removed all individual wallpaper posts. It will take me a bit of time to get all wallpapers edited and uploaded to their new home page. Please hang with me as I complete this process to make it easier for you to find and download the walls that you like and want! I have included a ‘guestbook’ on the WG page, for special requests or any comments. All wallpapers are free and sharable and will all be in the size of 1920×1080… download instructions are on the WG page above the gallery. Thank you for your patience! 😀
Keep your eye on the prize. Run the race set before you, when you stumble, pick yourself back up, shake it off and continue on. We are each one individually called for a different purpose… satan and his minions are working overtime in these days, many, if not most, Christians are finding themselves under some pressure, and worse, under extreme persecution to the point of death. Why must we suffer?? Well, is He not worth it? The One who endured such extreme persecution and horrific death, The One who gave Himself as the ransom for others, The One who conquered death, rose again and sits at the Right Hand of God? OH YES, He is very much worth anything we endure. Times will come for each and every believer when they will find themselves in the fire and there will be many who question and even turn their backs on our One True Lord… we must prepare ourselves spiritually, to be able to endure and stand physically. What has the Lord Christ Jesus, our Holy God, called you to? For me personally, I keep praying that no matter what the circumstances of my life are, that I cling tightly to the One who is my Salvation, nothing else matters, nothing. I wrote this for me, a reminder which I need on a daily basis, but sharing in case there is any other who need it. May our Lord God’s Will be done in earth, as it is in heaven and may all glory, praise and honor be His forevermore, AMEN.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”. . . .
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. . . .
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
As Christians throughout the world are being persecuted for their faith, let us pray for our brothers and sisters who suffer and fear for their lives… may those in need receive God’s divine deliverance, protection, comfort and His peace which surpasses all understanding, in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, AMEN.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Timothy 2:9-13
Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
It seems interesting that we refer to the day Christ died as ‘Good Friday’. Considering the events of the day, tragic or awful seems more appropriate. However, we ultimately know what God was up to that day. Though the events seemed very ‘BAD’, God was using everything that happened for ‘GOOD’. (only 1:53 long)
On Sunday, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!! Well, not really… however:
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. -Romans 6:4
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. -Colossians 2:12