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Philippians 4:4-9 Breakdown

4) Rejoice in the Lord always: I will say it again, Rejoice.

  • To be happy or glad.
  • To feel very happy or show great happiness about something.
  • Make somebody happy.
  • To fill somebody with happiness.
  • To be most joyful.

5) Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

  • Patience: tolerance, or self-control, especially in not responding to anger or someone provoking you. Gentle behavior.
  • Refraining from action: the fact of deliberately not doing or saying something when you could do or say it. Hold your tongue.
  • Law refraining from legal right: The fact of not exercising a legal right, especially of not insisting on payment of a debt at the due date and giving the debtor more time to pay. Lenient. Showing tolerance or mercy.
  • God is watching and He is with you.

6a) In nothing be *anxious

  • Do not feel nervous: worried or afraid, especially about something that is going to happen or might happen.  Feeling nervousness or agitated.
  • Do not be Eager: wanting to do something very much, or in a tense or uneasy way.
  • Not a care in the world.
    (1 Peter 5:7-10) Cast your cares on Him, A little suffering, & He will perfect you…

6b) but in everything by prayer and *supplication

  • A humble and sincere appeal to somebody who has the power to grant a request.
  • A Prayer that offers thanks to God.

6c) with *thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

  • An expression or an act of giving thanks.
  • Public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness.

7) And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Your world could be crashing down all around you and it’s like relaxing, laying on the beach on a warm summers day with not a care in the world & a complete calm will overtake you with no explanation, because God Himself takes control of your heart and mind while you enjoy extreme peace.

8) Finally brethren think on these things: whatsoever things are;

  • TrueConformable to Fact, Genuine, Real, Faithful, Honest, Exact, Straight.
  • Honorable;
    Possessing a high mind, Consistent with honor or reputation, Respected, Fair, Upright, Regarded with esteem or value.
  • JustProper, Full, True, Upright, Honest, Principles of rectitude (strong moral integrity), Distributing Justice, Righteous, Regard to the laws of God, Conformity to divine will or founded in truth & fact, Innocent, Blameless, Without Guilt, Faithful, Impartial, Fair.
  • PureHoly, Separate from all heterogeneous (unrelated) or extraneous (not relevant or applicable) matter, Clear, Free from moral defilement, Without Spot, Not Tarnished, Incorruptible (morally pure and uncorrupted, Free of Mistakes, or Containing no Errors), Not Adulterated by extreme Immorality or Wickedness.
  • LovelyWorth of Love, Deserving of Affection, Showing Love, Possessing qualities which may invite affection, Beautiful, Acceptable, Friendly.
  • Of Good ReportCommendable, Of Value.
  • VirtuousExcellence, Strength, Moral Goodness, Power.
  • PraiseworthyDeserving of praise or applause, Commendable.

9) The things which you both learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things: and the God of peace shall be with you. (KJV)

OR

9) Likewise, keep practicing these things: what you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. (ISV)

  • Put into practice.
  • Make it part of your life.
  • Be doers and not just hearers.
  • Perfect each and every quality.
  • Meditate on the good you learn, receive, hear and see.

In other words…

  • Spread happiness.
  • Display your patience, self control & mercy.
  • Don’t worry or be anxious about anything.
  • Pray to God and give Him your heartfelt requests.
  • Be thankful all the time and in everything. 
  • Then God will grant you a peace beyond explanation. 
  • Think only on things that are:
    genuine, honest, fair, clear, loving, kind, moral, and commendable.
     
  • Finally put all of these things into practice until it becomes part of your life,
    and God will be with you.
 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in General, Thought Provoking

 

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The Conscience Deception

Subsequent Consequential Disbelief

The big deception is that certain people don’t want to believe in God, because if they did believe, they would have to follow a “list of dos and don’ts”, so to speak, to make it to a place called heaven.
In their head, they want to do what they do without a conscience, so they, in turn, discredit the existence of God, forcing their own conscience to deny Him, so they can accomplish this without guilt. Knowing that if they choose to believe in God and not follow those “rules and regulations”, that they would ultimately end up in a place called hell. They ponder that consequence, therefore, conclusively don’t want to end up in that place, so they somehow justify, that if they choose not to believe in God, He will then automatically disappear from existence, rendering their belief, that they, now, won’t end up there. In essence, ending up there inadvertently, anyway.
The twisted way of this deceptive thinking, in and of itself, IS the big deception.

 Statistically, You have a 25% chance to make it to Heaven. (if each category were equal)

1).    John 3;16 + “By Believing 100%” you:

  • Seek first the Kingdom of God.
  • Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, mind, and soul.
  • Accept His Son’s sacrificial death on your behalf as the only way to your justifiable salvation.
  • Keep His commandments. (proof that you love Him)
  • Live by His standards. (as a result of you loving Him through your “good works“)

2).    Believe in (g)od or other (g)ods; 1

  • With a false, man made belief, that says that you can have a mere thought, attached to an empty meaning, that, consequentially, is not the solid, actual belief that demands action to proof it, making that belief real, as defined, in the original meaning of the word, written in the scriptures.
  • A mindset that renders a belief that has no substance, and behavior that is no different than the world system that you are supposed to be in opposition with. (in but not of)
  • A result of a false conversion or to be self-reliant on your salvation through your own form of good works.
  • Deceiving yourself into believing you are a “good person”, therefore God will understand and let me into heaven on my own merit.

3).    Believe in (g)od or other (g)ods; 2

  • Believe in the wrong god of this world, satan, devil, & go in the complete opposite direction altogether. Devil worship, occult involvement, evolution, etc.

4).    Don’t believe in anything.

  • You choose to claim ignorance on the existence of anything, heaven or hell, God or Satan, good or evil, everything is relative. Atheism.

I believe this is why Jesus said that only a few will find the narrow pathway that leads to life. & Depart from Me, I never knew you, when you stand at the gates of Heaven trying to get in because of your, self-defined “good works”. There is only one way, truth, and life and only one way to the Father and that is through the Son.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2015 in General, Thought Provoking

 

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