Contentment

(Jer 4:13 KJV) Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

(Psa 84:12 KJV) O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

(Phil 4:11 KJV) Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

(1 Tim 6:7 KJV) For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

One thing about having free time when you do get older is also the ability not just to forget some things, but also to remember some of them, to reflect on those things you personally had both erred in and learned from in life. Even

(Rev 3:19 KJV) As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

I was young man about 17 attending a godly church one Sunday evening but clearly listening to a liberal, useless, ungodly , abusive, vain visiting preacher in the church, and the wind bag went on and on, lost, confused clearly too.. he the bad conceited, arrogant preacher even had the nerve to ask for more time so he could really bore us to death, cause us to suffer with his bad preaching.. when a respectable elder stood up and objected, and said openly to the preacher, you have wasted our time enough, please sit down.. what a relief, and truer words had not been spoken here too, but what a kind , loving compassionate, mature church elder who had really openly showed his real love for all too.

Don’t ever get the wrong impression I am also not a complainer, and I have been complaining about a lot of things in my past life, but I have no always been right.

I have complained about a lot of things to God directly even, even that he did not give me all the things that I wanted, that I had asked for.. he never did promise too, he promised to give is what we need, but still also all in his will, in his time, in his way and not ours. I found that most of the things anyway that I had really wanted badly, had asked for, when I next had gotten them I really did not even appreciate them too next, I really did not use them. Quite often we ask for things that we see others having, we wrongfully covet after them, and we think that if we do have the same things as them we will be happier, but what makes us even thing those people are happy w to start of with too?

(Exo 20:17 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.

For instance I have seen many nice, beautiful homes, even acreage ones on the outside, but next as a pastor, as a Realtor I had been directly into may of these same homes,a few hundred, and to say that I found happiness, love in even one of those homes would be a great distortion, lies, exaggeration.. rather I directly had found in these verse same homes that they were all ravaged with sins, drug abuse, adultery, pornography, mental and physical and spousal abuses, cheating, lying, stealing and even tax evasions as well.

I have rightfully though complained that in life, my work life is either a feast or a famine, I either tend to have nothing to do, or I can’t find anything to do, for when I have something to do I have too much of it too do, and for me here life is too often either feast or famine.. but I am clearly convinced that God is not behind this but the devil himself. (James 4:7 KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

I used to also complain directly to God that he God treats me like a prisoner in jail , by not allowing me to do the things I want, till God next specifically ordained for me to end up in jail for a few hours, even wearing a prisoner’s uniform, and I asked God how he could let it even get so far, and he there replied he was realy tired of me complaining that God treated me like a person in jail. In jail he God openly spoke to me and said “Have I ever treated you so bad, locked up in a room all day with nothing to do, the inability to go no where?” I replied humiliated, No lord, never!” When I confessed my sin I was shortly immediately released frOm the jail too.

(Eccl 3:1 KJV) To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

(Eccl 7:14 KJV) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
(Eccl 4:6 KJV) Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

(Eccl 7:1 KJV) A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

(Eccl 7:2 KJV) It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

(Eccl 7:4 KJV) The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

(Eccl 7:5 KJV) It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

(Eccl 5:10 KJV) He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

(Eccl 5:11 KJV) When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

(Eccl 5:12 KJV) The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

(Eccl 5:13 KJV) There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.14 But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

(Eccl 3:14 KJV) I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

(Eccl 3:17 KJV) I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

(Eccl 10:17 KJV) Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

(Eccl 7:8 KJV) Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

(Eccl 7:9 KJV) Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

(Eccl 7:10 KJV) Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

(Eccl 7:13 KJV) Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

(Eccl 7:14 KJV) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

(Eccl 7:16 KJV) Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

(Eccl 7:17 KJV) Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

(Eccl 7:18 KJV) It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

(Eccl 8:11 KJV) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

(Eccl 8:12 KJV) Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

(Eccl 8:13 KJV) But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

(Eccl 9:18 KJV) Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

(Eccl 10:1 KJV) Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

(Eccl 10:8 KJV) He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

(Eccl 10:9 KJV) Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.

(Eccl 11:1 KJV) Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

(Eccl 11:2 KJV) Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.

(Eccl 11:6 KJV) In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

(Eccl 11:9 KJV) Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

There tends to be always someone continually potting evil against us personally or generally still too, and it can be even the person(s) you do now suspect the least likely now as well too.

(Nahum 1:2 KJV) God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. 8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. 9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry. 11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor. 12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. 13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
Here also is the present reality of the acts of sinful mankind, if one was to divide equally all the wealth amongst all of the persons upon earth, within two years 20 percent of the persons will likely next have personally acquired 80 percent of the wealth by force, illegal means, thefts, deceit, unacceptable abuses, and believe it or not too. For it is actually unacceptably tragic, sad that some persons wrongfully do believe the lies of Satan to them that they were meant, called to be our masters over us, we were meant to be their subordinate slaves, AND THEY DO HAVE THE FALSE SUPPORT EVEN OF OTHERS IN THIS TOO, facts which God himself now clearly does not accept but not only does he not accept but he will deal now very negatively with such evil, wicked persons.

(Exo 21:2 KJV) If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

(Deu 15:12 KJV) And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

(Deu 15:13 KJV) And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

(Deu 15:18 KJV) It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.

(Job 3:19 KJV) The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

(Psa 51:12 KJV) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

(Psa 105:17 KJV) 17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him. 20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free. 21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance: 22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

(Isa 58:6 KJV) Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

(Jer 34:9 KJV) That every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. 10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go. 11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying, 14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear. 15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: 16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids. 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof. 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between the parts of the calf; 20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth. 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon’s army, which are gone up from you. 22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.

(Mat 17:24 KJV) And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

(John 8:32 KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

(Acts 22:28 KJV) And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.

(Rom 5:16 KJV) And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

(Rom 5:18 KJV) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

(Rom 6:23 KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Rom 7:3 KJV) So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

(Rom 8:2 KJV) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

(Gal 3:28 KJV) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

(Gal 4:26 KJV) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

(Gal 4:31 KJV) So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

(Gal 5:1 KJV) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

(Col 3: 24 KJV) Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

(2 Th 3:1 KJV) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

(1 Pet 2:16 KJV) As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

God’s revealed will for us.. is still our being set personaly free from the bondage of all, any evil persons

(Luke 9:23 KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

The key to having an abundant christian life, living a victorious life in Jesus is still only IN THE LORD.
(John 15:4 KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

(John 15:6 KJV) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

(John 15:7 KJV) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

(Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us

(James 4:2 KJV) Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

(Psa 43:5 KJV) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

(Phil 4:13 KJV) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

(Luke 18:1 KJV) And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Too many today wrongfully still want to treat God more like a Image, a graven Image and/or like a checking account or credit card.
a. When I need something or get in trouble I will go and get my little god and put him in front of me and bow down and worship him like a graven image and expect him to respond. Then when I’m done with him I will put him back in the drawer or closet until next time and go on my marry little way.

b. Or when I need something I will take out my check book or credit card and expect God to take care of me to pay and meat my needs come to my rescue, but when I’m done with him I just put him away in my pocket and forget about him.

C. God is a person not a thing, not a image, not a genie you can rub to get what you want, but a person like me or you.

(Prov 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
(Acts 2:46 KJV) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

SERVING GOD IS A DAILY RELATIONSHIP, HE IS A REAL GOD, HE HOLDS YOUR REAL FUTURE IN HIS HANDS, YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET HIS CONTIONS STILL, AND TO DAILY TO SPEND SOME REAL TIME WITH HIM, TO HAVE A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

Clearly do stll note the condtions for an abundunt life In God through Christ.
(John 10:27) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

(Psa 37:3 KJV) Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

(Prov 3:5 KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

(Isa 26:3 KJV) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

(Mat 18:15 KJV) Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The above verse in red, italics is one of the most misused verses, it is often used to falsely justify praying for something personally that we want merely by having two persons agreed on the prayer.. all prayers firstly have to be in the will of God through Jesus Christ. Actually note the context of the above verse was mentioned in regard to church discipline firstly.

Sadly man persons here have mislead us, or we often do even mislead ourselves, we want to believe that if we pray to God that God next will hear our self centered, selfish prayers always and this is clearly not so. Our prayers always still have to be led by God, His Holy spirit, in the will of God, and we have to be His servants for God, working for God not ourselves for God to hear our prayers.

Here is another verse that is often misused.. “My God shall supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:19

God will if we ask him, walk by faith and obedience to Him meet all of our needs, but note not all of our wants, desires, lists. lusts.. Needs firstly, ” Give us this day our daily bread.”
(Mat 6:33 KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

(Mat 6:34 KJV) Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
There are other reasons our prayers may not be answered too..
(Mat 5:23 KJV) Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
(Heb 12:2 KJV) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Matthew 16:24-Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

(Phil 3:18 KJV) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

and what happens to us when we try to approach God without the old rugged cross as well? God does even forsakes us, as he hath fosaked his own Son too here on earth, and in heaven! (Mat 27:46 KJV) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

(Heb 12:1 KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

John 14:21 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.

(Acts 5:42 KJV) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
(Psa 37:4 KJV) Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

(Rom 14:17 KJV) For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

(Psa 37:7 KJV) Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

(Psa 37:5 KJV) Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

(Rom 12:1 KJV) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

(Rom 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(Luke 14:26 KJV) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

(Luke 14:27 KJV) And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

(Psa 27:14 KJV) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
(Lam 3:25 KJV) The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

(Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

(Prov 20:22 KJV) Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

(Lam 3:26 KJV) It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

(Luke 24:49 KJV) And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

(Acts 1:14 KJV) These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

(Joel 2:1 KJV) Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

(Joel 2:23 KJV) Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

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About thenonconformer

I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.
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