The Marks Of The Lord Jesus
1Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
1Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Brothers, don't think that you know anything that did not come from God. If any man loves God, that man is known by God.
This is Jesus' prayer to God for us brothers.
John 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
John 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
Brothers, Jesus prayed to the Father that we would be one as Jesus and the Father are one! He prays for us, not for the world. He knew that the world would never be one with us because the world belongs to that wicked one, the devil.
Read again all of John Chaper 17.
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
3John 1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
3John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
We are to walk in truth, God's word is truth. God expects us to receive our brothers in Christ Jesus that we will be fellow helpers to the truth.
3John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
3John 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
Brothers, there are so many churches today that will cast out those members who dare to receive a brother from another church that is not alligned with them.
Just as Diotrephes did here in Pauls day. You can believe that God and Jesus will remember as Paul said that he would, those who prat about with malicious words aganist their brothers in Christ. Not only do these forbid receiving of this brother, but will cast them out if they do receive.
Brothers, God's Word tells us to seperate yourself from these, and to have no part with them. For by walking with those who forbid unity we are in danger of God's judgement.
3John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
2John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
Brothers if any come to your house speaking not unity with his brother in Christ. We are not to receive him into our house, and we are not to wish him God speed as he departs.
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
We are justified by Faith in God's Word. Please do not pick, and choose what you believe in the Bible. All of the Bible is the inspired word of God. If you choose not to believe part of God's Holy Word, then you make him to be a liar because that you choose man's word over God's Word.
Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Galatians 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Brothers, it is very late, and we are at great risk if we do not now recieve the truth of God's Holy Word, and walk in His word every day, as we go about doing his work in LOVE WITH OUR BROTHERS.
God Bless you my brothers,
HVM - C4314