Spiritual Battles

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Spiritual Battles more and more prevalent every day.

These last two years, I have gone through a lot. My faith has been tested over and over. During this time, my relationship with Jesus Christ, has never been closer. I seek His Word every day and search for understanding. I will always continue this walk with Jesus. Many, many, years ago as a “young babe in Christ”, I failed the first major test of my faith. I slipped away. I reDedicated my life to Jesus, about 15 years ago, but these last two, it’s like I have been making up for the lost time. I am now just realizing this, but it is not making up for the lost time, It is a True and Faithful Walk with Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

I pray everyone will stop “running to and fro” and realize the times we are living in and how rapidly our country is becoming more and more like the countries, we have fought against. Where has our morals gone? Our country has totally thrown out God’s Commandments. Our leaders are corrupt and taking away our freedoms God has given us and turning into a dictatorship. God commands us to give willingly and freely. After taking us down the path of breaking other commandments, our leaders and now the Pope, are saying “Spread the Wealth Around”. Could this be the breaking the Tenth Commandment (KJV)? Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

I urge everyone to Keep God’s Commandments and seek the Will of God, so that you will have the “Seal of God“. Jesus said in John 14:15-21 (KJV) If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

I’m in the middle of a move from one state to another, I have been unemployed for two years, I’m letting go of my worldly possessions, my white blood cell count has been high, the doctors don’t know why, and I have been experiencing depression. A couple of days before Thanksgiving, I received word of the death of a very close friend, Greg. I have been in deep thought over this. I have the feeling, when Christ returns, I can tell Greg I’m sorry for not returning his calls and Greg will say, I knew something was wrong and wanted to know if I could help.

I thank my Heavenly Father for my family and friends, especially those that know me well enough, to know when something is wrong. I thank Jesus for carrying me. I have not and will not let go of Him and in return, Jesus will not let go of me. It is not about our “wants”, God knows our “needs” and He will provide our needs through prayer, fasting, and seeking “His Will”. I love the Lord with “All my Heart, All my Soul, and All my Mind”.

If I’m not able to recover all of my post, I will just start again, Jesus will win the Spiritual Battle.

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Salvation, Faith, Works and Rewards

Saved by Grace and The Blood of Jesus Christ thru the Cross.
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Saved by Grace and The Blood of Jesus Christ thru the Cross.

 

Bad works is an indication that we have not totally renewed our life in Jesus Christ. James 4:17 (New American Standard) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. Hebrews 10:26 (New American Standard) For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. If we believe Satan can tempt us to sin, we should believe God can keep us from Sin. God is more powerful than Satan. Faith can overcome sin.

The following are more verses that reference Faith and Works, just move your mouse over them. Romans 3:27 Romans 3:28 Romans 9:32 Galatians 2:16 Galatians 3:2 Galatians 3:5

Our Rewards in Heaven are based on our Works.

Revelations 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Luke 6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. 1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? Matthew 6:1-2 Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. Matthew 6:4-6 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites ; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:16 Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. Matthew 6:18 so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret ; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Matthew 10:41-42 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” 1 Corinthians 3:14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. 1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. Colossians 3:24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. 2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; Hebrews 10:35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. Hebrews 11:26 considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. 2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Judges 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. Revelations 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. Revelations 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.