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50 SIGNS OF A NO COMPROMISE CHRISTIAN

50 SIGNS OF A NO COMPROMISE CHRISTIAN

Signs, Fruit, & Evidences of a No Compromise Christian

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BY MARTHA MAC  / SO4J.com ® / SO4J-TV

50 SIGNS OF NO COMPROMISE CHRISTIAN - Looks at the Signs, Fruit, & Evidences of a No Compromise Christian or True Believer from the Scriptures in God's Word. The Purpose is to: Provoke, Exhort, and Stir the Hearts of all those who call themselves a Believer in Jesus Christ— Provoking Believers to Biblically become More & More Conformed into the Image of Jesus Christ in all we: Say, Think, or Do (1 Cor 10:31, 2 Cor 3:16-17,18). This is an SO4J Bible Study about Sanctification & Holiness for the Believer (1 Pet 1:14-17) it is NOT a set of Rules or a List to Follow in order to be Saved.

PLEASE NOTE: SO4J-TV believes that we are Not Saved by Works - Eph 2:8-9 (Legalism), but our Faith is Proven by our Works (James 2:14-20, Matt 3:8). This is NOT a Bible Study on Obedience to Rules in order to be Saved, or about Legalism. If there is No Obedience to Gods Word (1 John 2:3-6, John 14:15) & one Continues In Sin (1 John 3:8-10) then we'll have to Face the Terrifying Consequences of Heb 10:26-31 which Jesus Warns us about in Matt 7:21-23 where MANY who Thought they were Saved will spend Eternity in Hell. This is about how a True Believer should Reflect the GLORIOUS IMAGE OF CHRIST in our Lives (2 Cor 3:18, 2 Cor 5:17, Matt 5:16), by living HOLY & CLEAN lives (1 Pet 1:14-15,16-17) for GOD'S GLORY (1 Cor 10:31)— and Obey God's Word out of a LOVE FOR JESUS (John 14:15,21,23-24, John 15:10,14, John 3:36, John 8:31, Luke 6:46).

SO4J-TV also understands that Christians are not perfect— they still Sin once in a while (so to speak - 1 John 2:1, 1 Cor 3:1-15). We want to reach out to those people who call themselves Christians— yet use the Grace of God as a License to Sin (Rom 6:1-23, Rom 6:15-16). We are concerned that there are MANY "Christians" (Matt 7:21-22, 23) who are NOT ready to face Jesus on Judgment Day (Heb 9:27). Our Aim is to provoke all of us to Examine our Faith with the God's Word (2 Cor 13:5), and make sure that we are Biblically Saved, and Ready to Face Jesus on Judgment Day (2 Cor 5:10).

"If What You SAY, THINK, or DO is Contrary to God's Word, Then You Are Being DECEIVED!" Martha Mac SO4J.com

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50 Signs of a No Compromise Christian

50 Signs of a No Compromise Christian - SO4J.com

PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD - Eph 6:10-20

By Martha Mac  / SO4J.com ® / SO4J-TV

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  1 - They Do NOT CONFORM To The Things Of This World—Their #1 Goal Is To Be Like Jesus
  2 - They LOVE THE LORD their God with all their Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength
  3 - They Are SEPARATING Themselves From ALL Ungodliness And The Things Of This WORLD
  4 - They Are Walking Down The Narrow Road Of God's HOLINESS—They Are God's Holy Remnant
  5 - They Do NOT WATCH WORLDLY (Lustful, Evil..): TV & Movies, Internet Pornography, Computer Games
  6 - They Do NOT LOOK UPON Worldly Magazines & Books From Celebrity Magazines To Pornography...
  7 - They Do NOT COMPROMISE With The World By Listening To WORLDLY MUSIC— TRUE WORSHIPPERS
  8 - They Do NOT LOOK UP TO WORLDLY IDOLS Such As: Singers, Movie Stars, Sports Figures...
  9 - They Do NOT PARTNER UP WITH UNBELIEVERS And Those Who Compromise Their Walk With Jesus
10 - They PURSUE PURE AND GODLY FRIENDSHIPS That Inspire Them To Be More Like Jesus
11 - They Display Christ-likeness In Their THOUGHT-LIFE & ATTITUDES - A Beattitude Attitude
12 - They Are HUMBLE and Have Child-like Faith
13 - They REFUSE LUKEWARMNESS—Having "One Foot In GOD'S WORD, And One Foot In The WORLD"
14 - They Seek To Please The Lord through GOOD DEEDS & HAVING A SERVANT'S HEART
15 - They Know That FINANCIAL GAIN DOES NOT MEAN GODLINESS
16 - They SEEK FIRST God’s Kingdom, NOT Worldly Wealth & Possessions
17 - They’d Rather SUFFER & BE POOR & NOT Compromise With The World Than Be Rich & Famous—Content
18 - They Are GENEROUS & are GIVERS Whether They Are Poor Or Have Much
19 - They Are SURRENDERING ALL To Follow Jesus—They Are “Taking Up Their Cross Daily”
20 - They’ve STOPPED PRACTICING SINAnd When They Do Sin There Is Deep Sorrow
21 - They SPEAK OUT & WARN PEOPLE Of God's Coming Judgments, And PREACH THE GOSPEL
22 - They SUFFER PERSECUTION & BEATINGS For Standing Up For JESUS
23 - They LOVE and DO GOOD To Fellow Christians
24 - They OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS, HIS WORD, and the LORD JESUS CHRIST
25 - They Are DOERS Of The Word, Not Merely HEARERS— Faith Without WORKS is Dead
26 - They FEAR THE LORD And Turn Away From Evil
27 - They Do NOT Seek The Approval Of Man, But Seek Only To PLEASE THE LORD
28 - They Are NOT HYPOCRITES—Giving God Mere Lip Service
29 - Their WORDS & SPEECH Are ENCOURAGING, EDIFYING, AND WISE—NOT Corrupt
30 - They PRAY FERVENT PRAYERS, And Pray Often With Fellow Believers
31 - They STUDY & TEACH GOD'S WORD & HIS WAYS To Sinners & Believers—Making Disciples
32 - They Are WINNING THEIR BATTLE AGAINST SIN & Keeping the FULL ARMOR OF GOD ON!
33 - They Are READY, WAITING, AND EAGERLY ANTICIPATING The Soon Return Of Jesus Christ
34 - They LOVE GOD'S COMMANDMENTS & HIS WORD, Reading It Daily And Memorizing It
35 - They Make Use Of Every OPPORTUNITY To Do Good & Preach The Gospel - they're "Fire Snatchers"

36 - They PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT For Jesus— They're PRODUCTIVE with the GOSPEL & Are GODLY
37 - They Are Co-Heirs With Christ: And Share The SUFFERINGS OF JESUS By "Crucifying Their Flesh"
38 - They Understand GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSES For His HOLY PEOPLE Vs. This Temporal Evil World
39 - They Know They Are Merely Passing Through This World, And Their REAL HOME Is With The Lord
40 - They Do Everything For The GLORY OF GOD
41 - They Do NOT BELIEVE FALSE TEACHINGS & Anything That Is CONTRARY TO GOD'S WORD
42 - They CLEARLY Understand The Gospel & CLEARLY PREACH God's Word With BOLDNESS
43 - They Let Their LIGHT SHINE—Their FACE & LIFE EXUDES CHRIST
44 - They Put NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR FLESH - They Are Decreasing & Christ is Increasing
45 - They Have INTEGRITY, HARD WORK, & PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS— They do Not Lie, Steal, Cheat
46 - They Are Always VERY THANKFUL TO GOD For His— Kindness, Provisions, Protection, etc
47 - They Are NOT Full of: SELFISH AMBITION, STRIFE, QUARRELING, JEALOUSY— But Are PEACEMAKERS
48 - They Acknowledge & Obey GOD'S WILL For Their Lives
49 - They Are NOT PREJUDICE— They Show NO PARTIALITY TO THE: RICH, POOR, SKIN COLOR, RACE,etc
50 - They do NOT allow the CARES & WORRIES Of This Life to DOMINATE their MIND & CONVERSATIONS

50 Signs of a No Compromise Christian

 
John 15:8 Jesus says, My True Disciples Bear Much Fruit - SO4J.com

BY MARTHA MAC  / SO4J.com ® / SO4J-TV

What are the Signs, Fruit, or Evidences of a No Compromise Christian?

1 - They Do Not Conform to the Things of This World - Their #1 Goal is to be Like Jesus

No Compromise Christians are Conforming to the Image of Jesus - SO4J.com

  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
  • Rom 12:2 (NKJV) "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your MIND, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD."
  • Rom 8:29-30 "For whom God Foreknew (God chose His people in advance), He also Predestined to be CONFORMED to the IMAGE OF HIS SON, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many Brothers and Sisters. Moreover whom He Predestined, these He also Called; whom He Called, these He also Justified; and whom He Justified, these He also Glorified."
  • 2 Cor 3:16-18 “Whenever someone TURNS to the LORD, the VEIL is TAKEN AWAY...All of us who have had that VEIL REMOVED can SEE & REFLECT the GLORY OF THE LORD. The LORD— who is the SPIRIT— makes us MORE & MORE like HIM (JESUS) as we are CHANGED into HIS GLORIOUS IMAGE.”
  • Eph 4:15 "Instead, we will hold to the Truth in Love, becoming MORE AND MORE IN EVERY WAY LIKE CHRIST, who is the Head of His body, the Church."
 

2 - They Love the Lord Their God with All Their Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

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  • Mark 12:30 Jesus says, “You Must LOVE THE LORD Your God With All Your HEART, With All Your SOUL, With All Your MIND, and With All Your STRENGTH.”
Mark 12:30 Jesus says, “You Must LOVE THE LORD Your God With All Your HEART, With All Your SOUL, With All Your MIND, and With All Your STRENGTH.” - SO4J.com
  • 1 Chron 28:9-10 "WORSHIP & SERVE the Lord with your WHOLE HEART and with a WILLING MIND. For the LORD sees EVERY HEART and UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS EVERY PLAN and THOUGHT. If you SEEK HIM, you will FIND HIM. But if you FORSAKE HIM, He will REJECT YOU FOREVER. So take this SERIOUSLY....Be STRONG, and do the WORK."
  • Matt 10:37-39 Jesus says, “If you love your Father or Mother MORE than you LOVE Me, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE; or if you love your Son or Daughter MORE than Me, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE If you REFUSE to take up your CROSS and FOLLOW ME, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE. If you CLING TO YOUR LIFE, you will LOSE it; but if you GIVE UP YOUR LIFE for Me, you will FIND IT."
 

3 - They Are Separating Themselves from All Ungodliness and the Things of This World

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  • 2 Cor 6:17-18 "Therefore, come out from them and SEPARATE yourselves from them, says the 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NASB) "Do NOT be BOUND TOGETHER with UNBELIEVERS; for what PARTNERSHIP have RIGHTEOUSNESS and LAWLESSNESS, or what FELLOWSHIP has LIGHT with DARKNESS? 15) Or what HARMONY has CHRIST with BELIAL (the DEVIL), or what has a BELIEVER in common with an UNBELIEVER? 16) Or what AGREEMENT has the TEMPLE of GOD with IDOLS? For we are the TEMPLE of the LIVING GOD; just as God said, "I will DWELL IN THEM and WALK AMONG them; and I will be their GOD , and they shall be My people. 17) "Therefore, COME OUT from THEIR MIDST and BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "And DO NOT TOUCH what is UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18) "And I will be a FATHER to you, and you shall be SONS and DAUGHTERS to Me," says the Lord Almighty."
  • Titus 2:11-14 "For the Grace of God that brings Salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS, we should live Soberly, Righteously, and Godly in the present age, looking for the blessed Hope and Glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works."
  • Psalm 101:2-8 "I will LEAD A LIFE of INTEGRITY IN MY OWN HOME— when will you come to help me? I will REFUSE TO LOOK at anything VILE & VULGAR. I HATE all who DEAL CROOKEDLY; I will have NOTHING to do with them. I will REJECT PERVERSE IDEAS & STAY AWAY from EVERY EVIL. I will NOTTOLERATE People who SLANDER their NEIGHBORS. I will NOT ENDURE CONCEIT & PRIDE. I will SEARCH for FAITHFUL People to be MY COMPANIONS. ONLY those who are ABOVEREPROACH will be allowed to SERVE ME. I will NOT ALLOW DECEIVERS to SERVE in my HOUSE, and LIARS will NOT STAY in my PRESENCE. My Daily task will be to FERRET OUT the WICKED & FREE THE CITY of the LORD FROM THEIR GRIP."
  • Titus 1:16 "Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and DISOBEDIENT, worthless for doing anything good."
  • Phil 4:17-19 “With the Lord's authority let me say this: LIVE NO LONGER AS THE UNGODLY DO, for they are hopelessly confused. Their closed minds are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened their hearts against him. They don't care anymore about right and wrong, and they have given themselves over to immoral ways. Their lives are filled with all kinds of impurity and greed."
  • John 15:18-21 Jesus says, "If the World hates you, remember that it hated me first. The World would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but YOU ARE NO LONGER PART OF THE WORLD. I chose you to come out of the World, so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they Persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the One who sent me."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
 

4 - They are Walking Down the Narrow Road of God's Holiness - They are God's Holy Remnant

Hebrews 12:14 "Without HOLINESS no one shall see the Lord."

  • Heb 12:14 "Without HOLINESS no one shall see the Lord."
  • Lev 11:44 “You must be HOLY for I am HOLY.”
  • 1 Pet 1:14-17 "So you must live as God’s Obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be HOLY in EVERYTHING YOU DO, just as God who chose you is HOLY. For the Scriptures say, “You must be HOLY because I am HOLY.” And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will Judge or Reward you according to what you DO. So you must live in reverent Fear of Him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”
  • Isa 35:8 "And a great road will go through that once deserted land. It will be named the Highway of HOLINESS. Evil-minded people will never travel on it. It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there."
  • Eph 5:27 "That He (Jesus) might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be HOLY and without Blemish."
  • 2 Tim 1:9 "For God saved us and called us to live a HOLY life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his Grace through Christ Jesus."
  • 1 John 3:3 "All who have this eager expectation will keep themselves PURE, just as He is PURE."
  • Rev 19:6-8 “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give Honor to Him. For the time has come for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, and His Bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of Pure White Linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the GOOD DEEDS of God’s HOLY people."
  • 2 Pet 3:11 “Since everything around us is going to melt away, what HOLY, Godly lives you should be living! “
  • 2 Cor 7:1 "Let us CLEANSE ourselves from all FILTHINESS of the Flesh and Spirit, perfecting HOLINESS in the FEAR OF GOD."
  • Phil 2:12-16 "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always Obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own Salvation with Fear and Trembling; for it is God who Works in you both to Will and to Do for His Good Pleasure. Do ALL THINGS without COMPLAINING & DISPUTING, that you may become BLAMESS and HARMLESS, Children of God WITHOUT FAULT in the midst of a CROOKED & PERVERSE GENERATION, among whom you SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD, holding fast the WORD OF LIFE, so that I may REJOICE in the Day of Christ that I have not run in Vain or Labored in Vain."
 

5 - They Do Not Watch Worldly (Lustful, Evil, etc): TV & Movies, Websites, Internet,
Pornography, Computer Games... Things that are Contrary to God's Word

No Compromise Chrisitian - Rom 12:2 "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this World.." - SO4J.com

They Have Stopped Loving This Evil World. Fruits of the Flesh: Gal 5:19-20,21

  • Psalms 101:2-8 "I will be CAREFUL to live a BLAMELESS LIFE— when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of INTEGRITY in my own home. I will REFUSE to look at anything VILE & VULGAR. I Hate all who deal CROOKEDLY; I will have NOTHING to do with them. I will REJECT PERVERSE IDEAS & Stay away from EVERY EVIL. I will NOTTOLERATE people who SLANDER their neighbors. I will not endure CONCEIT & PRIDE. I will search for FAITHFUL PEOPLE to be my Companions. ONLY those who are ABOVE REPROACH will be allowed to serve me. I will NOT allow DECEIVERS to serve in my House, and LIARS will NOT stay in my Presence. My daily task will be to ferret out the WICKED and free the city of the Lord from their grip."
  • Rom 12:2 (NKJV) "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your MIND, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD."
  • 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV) "Do NOT LOVE the WORLD the THINGS in the WORLD. If anyone LOVES the WORLD, the Love of the Father is NOT in him. For ALL that is IN the WORLD, the LUST OF THE FLESH & LUST OF THE EYES and the BOASTFUL PRIDE OF LIFE, is NOT FROM THE FATHER, but is from the WORLD. The WORLD is PASSING AWAY, and also its LUSTS; but the one who does the WILL OF GOD lives FOREVER."
  • Matt 5:27-28 Jesus says, “You have heard the Commandment that says, ‘You must Not Commit Adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even LOOKS AT A WOMAN TO LUST has already Committed ADULTERY with her in his heart." (Adulterers will NOT Inherit the Kingdom of God: 1 Cor 6:9-10...Full Scripture below)
  • 1 Cor 6:9-10 (This Scripture Goes with the above scripture: Matt 5:27-28)
    "Don’t you realize that the Unrighteous will NOT Inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t Fool (Deceive)yourselves. Those who INDULGE IN SEXUAL SIN, or who Worship Idols, or COMMIT ADULTERY, or are male Prostitutes, or practice Homosexuality, or are Thieves, or Greedy people, or Drunkards, or are Abusive, or Cheat people—NONE OF THESE will INHERIT the Kingdom of God."
  • 1 Cor 15:33-34 "BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER. Come to your senses and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't even know God."
  • 2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to you and does Not bring this Teaching (Teach the Truth about Christ), do NOT Receive him INTO YOUR HOUSE, and do NOT give him a Greeting (any kind of encouragement); for the one who gives him a Greeting (encourages him) PARTICIPATES IN HIS EVIL DEEDS."
  • 2 Cor 6:14-16 (NKJV) "Do NOT be UNEQUALLY yoked together with UNBELIEVERS. For what FELLOWSHIP has RIGHTEOUSNESS with LAWLESSNESS? And what COMMUNION has LIGHT with DARKNESS? And what ACCORD has CHRIST with BELIAL? Or what PART has a BELIEVER with an UNBELIEVER? And what AGREEMENT has the TEMPLE of GOD with IDOLS? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will DWELL IN THEM and WALK AMONG THEM. I will be their GOD, And they shall be MY PEOPLE."
  • Prov 3:7 "Don't be impressed with your own Wisdom. Instead, FEAR THE LORD and TURN YOUR BACK ON EVIL."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
  • 1 John 3:3 "All who have this eager expectation will keep themselves PURE, just as He is PURE."
  • 2 Thess 2:11-12 "God will cause them to be Greatly Deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be CONDEMNED FOR ENJOYING EVIL rather than Believing the Truth."
  • James 4:4 "You Adulterers! Don’t you realize that FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD MAKES YOU AN ENEMY OF GOD? I say it again: If you want to be a Friend of the World (if your Aim is to enjoy this World), you make yourself an Enemy of God."
  • See Scriptures in #6 & #7 too (and more)
 

6 - They Do Not Look Upon: Worldly (Lustful, Evil...) Magazines & Books,
Celebrity Magazines, Pornography, etc - Things that are Contrary to God's Word

No Compromise Christian - SO4J.com

They Have Stopped Loving This Evil World. Fruits of the Flesh: Gal 5:19-20,21

  • Phil 4:8 (NKJV) "Finally, brethren, whatever things are TRUE, whatever things are NOBLE, whatever things are JUST, whatever things are PURE, whatever things are LOVELY, whatever things are of GOOD REPORT, if there is any VIRTUE and if there is anything PRAISEWORTHY--meditate on these things."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
  • Matt 4:4 & Luke 4:4 Jesus said "Man shall NOT live by Bread alone (Food), but by EVERY WORD that comes from the MOUTH OF GOD (God's Word)."
  • Col 3:1-4 "Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the REALITIES OF HEAVEN, where Christ sits at God's right hand in the Place of Honor and Power. Let HEAVENFILL YOUR THOUGHTS. Do NOT THINK ONLY about Things down here on EARTH. For you died when Christ died, and your REAL LIFE is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your REAL LIFE, is revealed to the WHOLE WORLD, you will share in all His Glory."
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (NASB) "Do NOT be BOUND TOGETHER with UNBELIEVERS; for what PARTNERSHIP have RIGHTEOUSNESS and LAWLESSNESS, or what FELLOWSHIP has LIGHT with DARKNESS? 15) Or what HARMONY has CHRIST with BELIAL (the DEVIL), or what has a BELIEVER in common with an UNBELIEVER? 16) Or what AGREEMENT has the TEMPLE of GOD with IDOLS? For we are the TEMPLE of the LIVING GOD; just as God said, "I will DWELL IN THEM and WALK AMONG them; and I will be their GOD , and they shall be My people. 17) "Therefore, COME OUT from THEIR MIDST and BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "And DO NOT TOUCH what is UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18) "And I will be a FATHER to you, and you shall be SONS and DAUGHTERS to Me," says the Lord Almighty."
  • Rom 12:2 (NKJV) "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your MIND, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD."
  • 2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to you and does Not bring this Teaching (Teach the Truth about Christ), do NOT Receive him INTO YOUR HOUSE, and do NOT give him a Greeting (any kind of encouragement); for the one who gives him a Greeting (encourages him) PARTICIPATES IN HIS EVIL DEEDS."
  • 1 John 4:1 "Dear Friends, do NOT believe EVERYONE who CLAIMS to speak by the Spirit. You must TEST THEM to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are MANY FALSE PROPHETS IN THE WORLD."
  • 1 Thess 5:21 "TEST EVERYTHING that is SAID. Hold on to what is Good.
  • Luke 17:32-33 Jesus says, "Remember Lot’s Wife (Remember what happened to Lot's Wife). If you Cling to your Life, you will Lose It, and if you Let your Life go, you will Save It."
  • 1 Cor 15:33-34 "BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER. Come to your senses and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't even know God."
  • Romans 13:11-14 "NOW it is High Time to AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP; for NOW our SALVATION IS NEARER than when we... FIRST BELIEVED. The NIGHT IS FAR SPENT, the DAY is at Hand. Therefore let us CAST OFF the WORKS OF DARKNESS, and let us PUT ON the ARMOR OF LIGHT. Let us WALK PROPERLY, as in the DAY, NOT in REVELRY & DRUNKENNESS, NOT in LEWDNESS & LUST, NOT in STRIFE & ENVY. But PUT on the LORD JESUS CHRIST, & make NO PROVISION for the FLESH, to FULFILL it's LUST."
  • See the Scriptures in #5 & #7 too (and more)...

7 - They Do Not Compromise with the World by Listening to Worldly Music -
They are True Worshippers of God

 Why Do You Call Me Lord and Don't Do What I Say? Jesus says in Luke 6:46 - SO4J-TV & Videos - SO4J.com

  • John 4:23-24 Jesus says, "But the time is coming and is already here when TRUE WORSHIPERS will worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. The Father is looking for ANYONE who will WORSHIP HIM THAT WAY. For God is Spirit, so those who Worship Him must worship in SPIRIT and in TRUTH."
  • Phil 5:19 “Then you will Sing Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs among yourselves, making MUSIC TO THE LORD IN YOUR HEARTS.”
  • 1 Cor 10:31 (NKJV) "Whether you EAT or DRINK, or WHATEVER you DO, DO ALL to the GLORY OF GOD."
  • Col 3:17 (NKJV) “WHATEVER you DO in WORD or DEED, DO ALL in the Name of the LORD JESUS, giving THANKS to GOD the Father through HIM.
  • Psalms 19:14 "Let the WORDS of my MOUTH and the MEDITATION OF MY HEART BE ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT, O Lord, my Rock and My Redeemer."
  • Rom 12:2 (NKJV) "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your MIND, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD."
  • John 9:31 "We know that God DOESN'T LISTEN TO SINNERS, but He is ready to hear those who WORSHIP HIM andDO HIS WILL."
  • Amos 5:21-24 "I HATE ALL YOUR SHOW AND PRETENSETHE HYPOCRISY OF YOUR RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS AND SOLEMN ASSEMBLIES. I will NOT accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won't even notice all your choice peace offerings. Away with your Hymns of Praise! They are only noise to My ears. I will NOT LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC, no matter how lovely it is. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous living that will never run dry."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
  • See Scriptures in #5 & #6 too (and more)

8 - The Do Not Look Up To Worldly Idols such as: Singers, Movie Stars, Sports Figures...

No Compromise Christians - SO4J.com

  • Luke 16:15 Jesus says, "You like to LOOK GOOD IN PUBLIC, but God knows your Evil Hearts. What this WORLD HONORS IS AN ABOMINATION in the sight of God.”
  • 1 Cor 6:9-10 "Don’t you realize that the Unrighteous will NOT Inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t Fool (Deceive)yourselves. Those who Indulge in Sexual Sin, or who WORSHIP IDOLS, or Commit Adultery, or are Male Prostitutes, or Practice Homosexuality, or are Thieves, or Greedy people, or Drunkards, or are Abusive, or Cheat people—NONE of these will INHERIT the Kingdom of God."
  • Acts 17:30 “God commands everyone everywhere to TURN AWAY FROM IDOLS and turn to Him.”
  • Mark 12:29-31 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with ALLYOUR HEART, ALL YOUR SOUL, ALL YOUR MIND, and ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other Commandment is Greater than these.”
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
  • Psalms 24:3-4 "Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His HOLY place? Only those whose hands and hearts are PURE, who do NOT WORSHIP IDOLS and never tell lies.:

God despises the worldliness of the rich and famous with all their showiness and all their money—
They will someday be Humbled, if God doesn't Humble them now

  • 1 Cor 11:31-32 ”But if we would EXAMINE OURSELVES, we would Not be JUDGED BY GOD in this way. Yet when we are Judged by the Lord, we are being Disciplined so that we will NOT be CONDEMNED ALONG WITH THE WORLD.”
  • Amos 6:1-8 “How terrible it will be for you who lounge in luxury and think you are secure in Jerusalem and Samaria (This World)! You are FAMOUS AND POPULAR in Israel (In this World), you to whom the people go for help.…You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the Day of Judgment closer. How terrible it will be for you who sprawl on ivory beds surrounded with luxury, eating the meat of tender lambs and choice calves. You sing idle songs to the sound of the harp, and you fancy yourselves to be great musicians, as King David was. You drink wine by the bowlful, and you perfume yourselves with exotic fragrances….The Lord God Almighty, says: "I DESPISE THE PRIDE and false glory of Israel (Worldliness), and I hate their beautiful homes. I will give this city and everything in it to their enemies."
  • Matt 23:12 Jesus says, “But those who EXALT themselves will be humbled, and those who HUMBLE themselves will be exalted."
  • Luke 13:30 Jesus says, “Some who are despised now will be Greatly Honored then; and some who are GREATLY HONORED NOW will be DESPISED then."
  • Luke 14:11 Jesus says, “For the PROUD WILL BE HUMBLED, but the Humble will be Honored."
 

9 - They Do Not Partner Up with Unbelievers and Those who Compromise
Their Walk with Jesus

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  • James 4:4 "YOU ADULTERERS! Don’t you realize that FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD MAKES YOU AN ENEMY OF GOD? I say it again: If you want to be a Friend of the World (if your aim is to enjoy this World), you make yourself an ENEMY OF GOD." 
  • 2 Cor 6:14-18 (NASB) "Do NOT be BOUND TOGETHER with UNBELIEVERS; for what PARTNERSHIP have RIGHTEOUSNESS and LAWLESSNESS, or what FELLOWSHIP has LIGHT with DARKNESS? 15) Or what HARMONY has CHRIST with BELIAL (the DEVIL), or what has a BELIEVER in common with an UNBELIEVER? 16) Or what AGREEMENT has the TEMPLE of GOD with IDOLS? For we are the TEMPLE of the LIVING GOD; just as God said, "I will DWELL IN THEM and WALK AMONG them; and I will be their GOD , and they shall be My people. 17) "Therefore, COME OUT from THEIR MIDST and BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "And DO NOT TOUCH what is UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18) "And I will be a FATHER to you, and you shall be SONS and DAUGHTERS to Me," says the Lord Almighty."
  • 1 Cor 15:33-34 "BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD CHARACTER. Come to your senses and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't even know God."
  • Psalms 101:2-8 "I will be CAREFUL to live a BLAMELESS LIFE— when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of INTEGRITY in my own home. I will REFUSE to look at anything VILE & VULGAR. I Hate all who deal CROOKEDLY; I will have NOTHING to do with them. I will REJECT PERVERSE IDEAS & Stay away from EVERY EVIL. I will NOTTOLERATE people who SLANDER their neighbors. I will not endure CONCEIT & PRIDE. I will search for FAITHFUL PEOPLE to be my Companions. ONLY those who are ABOVE REPROACH will be allowed to serve me. I will NOT allow DECEIVERS to serve in my House, and LIARS will NOT stay in my Presence. My daily task will be to ferret out the WICKED and free the city of the Lord from their grip."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
 

10 - They Pursue Pure and Godly Friendships that Inspire Them to be More Like Jesus

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  • 1 Tim 6:11-12 "Run from all these evil things, and follow what is RIGHT AND GOOD. PURSUE A GODLY LIFE, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for what we believe. Hold tightly to the Eternal Life that God has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses."
  • 2 Tim 2:22 "Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. FOLLOW ANYTHING THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO DO RIGHT. PURSUE FAITH and LOVE and PEACE, and ENJOY COMPANIONSHIP of those who Call on the Lord with PURE HEARTS.
 

11 - They Display Christ-Likeness in their Thoughts & Attitudes—a Beattitude Attitude

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  • Matthew 5:3-12 Jesus Taught His Disciples: "GOD BLESSES those who realize their NEED for HIM, for the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is GIVEN to them. GOD BLESSES those who MOURN, for they will be COMFORTED. GOD BLESSES those who are GENTLE & LOWLY, for the WHOLE EARTH will BELONG to THEM. GOD BLESSES those who are HUNGRY & THIRSTY FOR JUSTICE, for they will Receive it in FULL. GOD BLESSES those who are MERCIFUL, for they will be SHOWN MERCY. GOD BLESSES those whose HEARTS are PURE, for they will SEE GOD. GOD BLESSES those who WORK FOR PEACE, for they will be CALLED the CHILDREN OF GOD. GOD BLESSES those who are PERSECUTED because they LIVE for GOD for the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is THEIRS. GOD BLESSES you when you are MOCKED and PERSECUTED and LIED about because you are MY FOLLOWERS. BE HAPPPY about it! BE VERY GLAD! For a GREAT REWARD AWAITS YOU IN HEAVEN. And REMEMBER, the ANCIENT PROPHETS were PERSECUTED, too.”
  • Eph 4:21-24 "Since you have heard all about Him and have learned the truth that is in Jesus, throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES. You must DISPLAY A NEW NATURE because you are a new person, created in GOD'S LIKENESS RIGHTEOUS, HOLY, AND TRUE."
  • Col 3:1-3 "Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God's right hand in the place of honor and power. Let HEAVEN FILL YOUR THOUGHTS. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God."
  • Phil 2:5-11 "Your ATTITUDE should be the SAME that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made Himself NOTHING; He took the HUMBLE position of a Slave and appeared in Human Form. And in Human Form He Obediently HUMBLED Himself even further by Dying a Criminal's Death on a Cross. Because of this, God raised Him up to the heights of Heaven and gave Him a Name that is above every other Name, so that at the Name of Jesus every Knee will Bow, in Heaven and on Earth and Under the Earth, and every Tongue will Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father."
  • Mark 7:20-23 Jesus added, "It is the THOUGHT-LIFE that defiles you. For from within, out of a person's heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, eagerness for lustful pleasure, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you and make you unacceptable to God."
  • Gen 6:5-8 "Now the Lord observed the extent of the people's wickedness, and He saw that all their THOUGHTS WERE CONSISTENTLY AND TOTALLY EVIL. So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them. It broke his heart. And the Lord said, "I will completely wipe out this human race that I have created. Yes, and I will destroy all the animals and birds, too. I am sorry I ever made them." But Noah found favor with the Lord."
  • Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth and the MEDITATION OF MY HEART BE ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
  • Rev 2:23 Jesus says, "All the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF EVERY PERSON. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve."
  • Phil 4:8 "FIX YOUR THOUGHTS on what is TRUE and HONORABLE and RIGHT. THINK ABOUT THINGS that are PURE and LOVELY and ADMIRABLE.THINK ABOUT THINGS that are EXCELLENT and WORTHY OF PRAISE."
  • Psalm 100:4 "Enter his GATE WITH THANKSGIVING; into his courts with PRAISE. Give THANKS TO HIM and BLESS HIS NAME."
  • Col 4:2 "Devote yourselves to Prayer with an ALERT MIND and a THANKFUL HEART."
  • Col 3:15 "And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And ALWAYS BE THANKFUL."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED IS DEATH, but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE AND PEACE."
 

12 - They are Humble & Have Child-Like Faith

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  • Matt 18:3-4 Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, Unless you Turn (are Converted) and become like CHILDREN, you will NEVER enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever HUMBLES himself like this CHILD is the GREATEST in the Kingdom of Heaven."
  • 1 Peter 5:5-7 "Likewise you younger people, Submit yourselves to your Elders. Yes, all of you be Submissive to one another, and be CLOTHED WITH HUMILITY, for "God Resists the Proud, But gives GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. Therefore HUMBLE YOURSELVES under the mighty hand of God, that He may EXALT YOU IN DUE TIME, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."
  • James 4:4-10 "You Adulterers! Don’t you realize that FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD makes you an ENEMY OF GOD? I say it again: If you want to be a FRIEND OF THE WORLD, you make yourself an ENEMY OF GOD. What do you think the Scriptures mean when they say that the Spirit God has placed within us is filled with Envy? God is OPPOSED to the PROUD, but He gives GRACE to the HUMBLE. So HUMBLE yourselves before God. RESIST the Devil, and he will flee from you. DRAW CLOSE TO GOD, and He will DRAW CLOSE TO YOU. WASH YOUR HANDS, you Sinners; PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, you Double-minded. Let there be TEARS for the WRONG THINGS you have done. Let there be SORROW& DEEP GRIEF. Let there be SADNESS instead of Laughter, and GLOOM instead of Joy. When you BOW DOWN BEFORE THE LORD and ADMIT YOUR DEPENDENCE ON HIM, He will LIFT YOU UP and GIVE YOU HONOR."
  • Matt 23:12 Jesus says, "For whoever EXALTS himself will be HUMBLED, and whoever HUMBLES himself will be EXALTED."
  • Luke 18:9-14 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great self-confidence and scorned everyone else: "Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a dishonest tax collector. The proud Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: 'I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else, especially like that tax collector over there! For I never cheat, I don't sin, I don't commit adultery, I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.' But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, 'O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.' I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For the proud will be humbled, but the HUMBLE WILL BE HONORED."
  • Col 2:8 “Don't let anyone lead you ASTRAY with Empty Philosophy and High-Sounding Nonsense that come from HUMAN THINKING FROM THE EVIL POWERS OF THIS WORLD, and not Christ."
  • Acts 20:19 "I have done the LORD'S WORK HUMBLY and WITH MANY TEARS. I have endured the Trials that came to me from the plots of the Jews."
  • John 3:30 "He (Jesus) must INCREASE (become Greater and Greater), and I MUST DECREASE (become less and less)."
  • Proverbs 3:34 "He mocks Proud Mockers but gives GRACE to the HUMBLE."
  • Phil 2:5-11 "Your ATTITUDE should be the SAME that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made Himself NOTHING; He took the HUMBLE position of a Slave and appeared in Human Form. And in Human Form He Obediently HUMBLED Himself even further by Dying a Criminal's Death on a Cross. Because of this, God raised Him up to the heights of Heaven and gave Him a Name that is above every other Name, so that at the Name of Jesus every Knee will Bow, in Heaven and on Earth and Under the Earth, and every Tongue will Confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father."
 

13 - They Refuse Lukewarmness - Having "One Foot in God's WORD, and One Foot in the WORLD"

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  • Rev 3:15-20 Jesus says, "I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish you were one or the other! But since you are like LUKEWARM water, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, `I am rich. I have everything I want. I don't need a thing!' And you don't realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. And also buy white garments so you will not be shamed by your nakedness. And buy ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I am the one who corrects and disciplines everyone I love. Be diligent and turn from your indifference. Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends."
  • Rev 3:1-3 Jesus says, "I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Now wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is at the point of death. Your deeds are far from right in the sight of God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly and turn to me again. Unless you do, I will come upon you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief."
  • 2 Tim 3:5 “They will ACT AS IF THEY ARE RELIGIOUS, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. You must stay away from people like that.”
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
 

14 - They Seek to Please the Lord Through Good Deeds & Having a Servant's Heart

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  • Gal 6:10 "WHENEVER we have the OPPORTUNITY, we should DO GOOD to EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY to our CHRISTIAN BROTHERS & SISTERS."
  • Matt 25:35-36 Jesus says, “For I was Hungry, and you Fed me. I was Thirsty and you gave me a Drink. I was a Stranger, and you Invited me into your Home. I was Naked, and you gave me Clothing. I was Sick, and you Cared for me. I was in Prison, and you Visited me…”
  • Mark 10:42-45 So Jesus called them (His Disciples) together and said, “You know that the Rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their Authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a Leader among you must be your SERVANT and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came NOT TO BE SERVED but to SERVE OTHERS and to GIVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSON FOR MANY.”
  • Luke 22:26-27 Jesus says, "But among you, those who are the GREATEST SHOULD TAKE THE LOWEST RANK, and the LEADER SHOULD BE LIKE A SERVANT. Normally the Master sits at the table and is served by his Servants. But not here! For I AM YOUR SERVANT."
  • Heb 10:24 "Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of LOVE and GOOD DEEDS."
  • Psalm 112:9 "They give generously to those in need. Their GOOD DEEDS will never be forgotten. They will have influence and honor."
  • Titus 2:7 "And you yourself must be an example to them by doing GOOD DEEDS of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching."
  • Matt 23:11 Jesus says, "The GREATEST among you must be a SERVANT."
  • John 13:35 Jesus says, "Your LOVE for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples."
  • 1 John 4:7-9 " Beloved, let us LOVE one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. But the one that does not love does not know God; for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him."
 

15 - They Know that Financial Gain Does Not Mean Godliness

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  • 2 Cor 8:9 "You know how full of love and kindness our Lord Jesus Christ was. Though He was VERY RICH, yet for your sakes HE BECAME POOR, so that by HISPOVERTY HE COULD MAKE YOU RICH (spiritually speaking)."
  • 1 Cor 1:26 "Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that FEW OF YOU WERE WISE IN THE WORLD'S EYES, OR POWERFUL, OR WEALTHY WHEN GOD CALLED YOU."
  • 2 Cor 6:10 "Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are POOR, but we give SPIRITUAL RICHES to others. We OWN NOTHING, and yet we have EVERYTHING."
  • 2 Cor 8:2 "Though they have been going through much trouble and hard times, their wonderful joy and DEEP POVERTY have overflowed in rich GENEROSITY."
  • Heb 13:5 "STAY AWAY FROM THE LOVE OF MONEY; BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never forsake you."
  • James 1:9-11 "CHRISTIANS WHO ARE POOR SHOULD BE GLAD, FOR GOD HAS HONORED THEM. And those who are RICH should be glad, for God has humbled them. They will fade away like a flower in the field. The hot sun rises and dries up the grass; the flower withers, and its beauty fades away. So also, WEALTHY PEOPLE WILL FADE AWAY WITH ALL OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS."
  • James 2:1:5 "Listen to me, dear Brothers and Sisters. HASN'T GOD CHOSEN THE POOR IN THIS WORLD TO RICH IN FAITH? AREN'T THEY THE ONES WHO WILL INHERIT THE KINGDOM HE PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM?AND YET, YOU INSULT THE POOR MAN! ISN'T IT THE RICH WHO OPPRESS YOU AND DRAG YOU INTO COURT? Aren't they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?"
  • Rev 2:9 Jesus says, "I know about your SUFFERING AND YOUR POVERTY—BUT YOU ARERICH!"
  • Rev 3:17-18 Jesus talking to the Church - "You say, 'I am Rich. I have everything I want. I don't need a thing!' And you don't realize that you are Wretched and Miserable and Poor and Blind and Naked. I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. THEN YOU WILL BE RICH. And also buy White Garments so you will not be shamed by your nakedness. And buy ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see."
  • Prov 30:7-9 Solomon Prayed, "Give me neither POVERTY NOR RICHES! Give me just ENOUGH TO SATISFY MY NEEDS. For IF I GROW RICH, I MAY DENY YOU and say, "Who is the LORD?" And if I am too POOR, I may steal and thus insult God's Holy name."
  • Matt 6:33 Jesus says, "But SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things shall be added to you."
  • Matt 19:21 Jesus told him (a rich young ruler), "If you want to be perfect, go and SELL ALL YOU HAVE AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE POOR, AND YOU WILL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN. Then come, follow Me."
  • Luke 12:21 Jesus says, "Yes, a person is a FOOL to store up EARTHLY WEALTH but NOT have a RICH RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD."
  • Deut 8:2-4 "Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for forty years, HUMBLING YOU AND TESTING YOU TO PROVE YOUR CHARACTER, and to find out whether or not you would REALLY OBEY HIS COMMANDS. Yes, he HUMBLED YOU by LETTING YOU GO HUNGRY AND THEN FEEDING YOU WITH MANNA, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He DID IT TO TEACH YOU THAT PEOPLE NEED MORE THAN BREAD FOR THEIR LIFE; real life comes by FEEDING ON EVERY WORD OF THE LORD. For all these Forty Years your CLOTHES DIDN'T WEAR OUT, and your FEET DIDN'T BLISTER OR SWELL."
  • Matt 6:9-13 Jesus says, "Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your Name be Honored. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on Earth, just as it is in heaven. GIVE US OUR FOOD FOR TODAY, and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And don't let us yield to Temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One."
  • Luke 6:2 Then Jesus turned to his Disciples and said, "GOD BLESS YOU WHO ARE POOR, for the Kingdom of God is given to you."
  • Psalms 37:16-19 It is better to be GODLY AND HAVE LITTLE than to be EVIL AND RICH. For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but THE LORD TAKES CARE OF THE GODLY. DAY BY DAY THE LORD TAKES CARE OF THE INNOCENT, and they will RECEIVE AN INHERITANCE THAT LASTS FOREVER. They will not be DISGRACED IN HARD TIMES; even in FAMINE they will have MORE than enough."
 

16 - They Seek First God's Kingdom, Not Worldly Wealth & Possessions - They are Content

 
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  • Matt 6:33 Jesus says, “SEEK FIRST the KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
  • Phil 4:11 "NOT that I was ever in NEED, for I have LEARNED how to be CONTENT WITH WHATEVER I HAVE. FOR I KNOW HOW TO LIVE ON ALMOST NOTHING OR WITH EVERYTHING. I have learned the SECRET OF LIVING IN EVERY SITUATION, whether it is with a FULL STOMACH OR EMPTY, WITH PLENTY OR LITTLE. (13) FOR I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH CHRIST, WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH."
  • Matt 19:21 Jesus told him, "If you want to be PERFECT (No Compromise), GO & SELL ALL YOU HAVE and GIVE THE MONEY to the POOR, and you will have TREASURE IN HEAVEN. THEN COME, FOLLOW ME."

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  • Matt 6:19-21 Jesus says, "DON'T STORE UP TREASURES HERE ON THIS EARTH, where they can be eaten by Moths and get Rusty, and where Thieves break in and steal. Store your Treasures in Heaven, where they will never become Moth-Eaten or Rusty and where they will be safe from Thieves. Wherever your Treasure is, there your Heart and Thoughts will also be."
  • 1 Tim 6:8-10 "So if we have ENOUGHFOOD and CLOTHING, LET US BE CONTENT. But people who long to be RICH FALL INTO TEMPTATION and are TRAPPED BY MANY FOOLISH and HARMFUL DESIRES that plunge them into RUIN AND DESTRUCTION. For the LOVE OF MONEY is the ROOT of ALLKINDS OF EVIL. And some people, CRAVING MONEY, have WANDERED from the TRUE FAITH and pierced themselves with MANY SORROWS."
  • Matt 6:31-32 Jesus says,"So don’t WORRY about these things, saying, ‘What will we EAT? What will we DRINK? What will we WEAR?’ THESE THINGS DOMINATE THE THOUGHTS OF UNBELIEVERS, but your Heavenly Father ALREADY KNOW ALL YOUR NEEDS."
  • Heb 11:6 "Without FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM (the Lord), for he who comes to God must Believe that He is, and that He is a REWARDER of those who DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM."
 

17 - They'd Rather Suffer & Be Poor & Not Compromise with the World Than Be Rich & Famous

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  • Heb 11:24-26 “It was by Faith that Moses, when he grew up, REFUSED to be treated as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He CHOSE TO SHARE THE OPPRESSION OF GOD'S PEOPLE instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought it was BETTER TO SUFFER FOR THE SAKE OF THE MESSIAH THAN TO OWN THE TREASURES OF EGYPT, for he was looking ahead to the great reward that God would give him.”
  • Luke 16:19-31 (This Scripture Jesus tells a Story of a: Rich Man went to Hell; the Poor Beggar went to Heaven. The Rich Man lived a life of Luxury and ease, but he later lost his soul in Hell).
  • Luke 9:25 Jesus says, "How do you benefit if you gain the WHOLE WORLD but LOSE OR FORFEIT YOUR OWN SOUL in the process?"
  • 2 Cor 6:10 “Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. WE ARE POOR, but we give SPIRITUAL RICHES to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.”
  • Acts 20:33 Paul says, “I have NEVER COVETED anyone’s SILVER or GOLD or FINE CLOTHES."
 

18 - They are Generous & are Givers - Whether They are Poor or Have Much

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  • 2 Cor 9:7 "You must each decide in your heart how much to GIVE. And don’t GIVE reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who GIVES CHEERFULLY.”
  • 2 Cor 9:13“You will be Glorifying God through your GENEROUS GIFTS. For your GENEROSITY to them will prove that you are Obedient to the Good News of Christ.”
  • 2 Cor 8:1-3 “Now I want you to know, dear Brothers and Sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the Churches in Macedonia. Though they have been going through MUCH TROUBLE (BEING TESTED BY MANY TROUBLES) and HARD TIMES, their WONDERFUL JOY and DEEP POVERTY have overflowed in RICH GENEROSITY. For I can testify that they GAVE NOT ONLY what they could AFFORD BUT FAR MORE. And they did it of their own FREE WILL.”
  • Phil 4:15-18 "As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me FINANCIAL HELP when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other Church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. I don’t say this because I want a Gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness. At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am GENEROUSLY SUPPLIED WITH THE GIFTS YOU SENT ME with Epaphroditus. They are a SWEET-SMELLING SACRIFICE that is ACCEPTABLE and PLEASING TO GOD."
  • Mark 12:41-44 Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many RICH people put in LARE AMOUNTS. Then a POOR WIDOW came and dropped in TWO SMALL COINS. Jesus called his Disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this POOR WIDOW has GIVEN MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS who are making contributions. For they gave a TINY PART OF THEIR SURPLUS, but she, POOR as she is, has GIVEN EVERYTHING SHE HAD TO LIVE ON.”
  • Luke 16:11-12 Jesus says, "And if you are UNTRUSTWORTHY ABOUT WORLDLY WEALTH, who will TRUST YOU with the TRUE RICHES OF HEAVEN? And if you are NOT FAITHFUL with other people’s things, why should you be TRUSTED WITH THINGS of your own?"
 

19 - They are Surrendering All to Follow Jesus -They are Taking Up Their Cross Daily

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  • Gal 2:20 "I have been CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST; it is no longer I WHO LIVE, but CHRIST LIVES IN ME; and the Life which I now live in the Flesh I live by FAITH in the SON OF GOD, who LOVED ME and GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME."
  • Luke 14:26-27 Jesus says, “If you want to be My disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your Father and Mother, Wife and Children, Brothers and Sisters—yes, even your own Life. Otherwise, you CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE. And if you do NOT CARRY YOUR OWN CROSS AND FOLLOW ME , you CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE."
  • Luke 14:33 Jesus Says, "No one can become MY DISCIPLE without giving up EVERYTHING for Me."
  • Matt 16:24-27 Jesus said to the disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your SELFISH AMBITION, SHOULDER YOUR CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME. If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life. And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul? For I, the Son of Man, will come in the glory of my Father with his angels and will judge all people according to their deeds.”
  • Matt 19:29 Jesus says, “And everyone who has GIVEN UP HOUSES or BROTHERS or SISTERS or FATHER or MOTHER or CHILDREN or PROPERTY, for My sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will have Eternal Life.”
  • Luke 9:23-26 (NASB) Jesus says, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must DENY HIMSELF, and take up his CROSS DAILY and FOLLOW ME. For whoever wishes to SAVE HIS LIFE will LOSE IT, but whoever LOSES HIS LIFE for My sake, he is the one who will SAVE IT. For what is a man PROFITED if he GAINS the WHOLE WORLD, and LOSES or FORFEITS himself? For whoever is ASHAMED of ME and MY WORDS, the SON OF MAN will be ASHAMED of him when He comes in HIS GLORY, and the GLORY of the FATHER & of the HOLY ANGELS."
  • Matt 10:37-39 Jesus says, “If you love your Father or Mother MORE than you love Me, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE; or if you love your Son or Daughter MORE than you love Me, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE. If you REFUSE to take up your CROSS and FOLLOW ME, you are NOT WORTHY OF BEING MINE. If you CLING TO YOUR LIFE, you will LOSE it; but if you GIVE UP YOUR LIFE for Me, you will FIND IT."
  • Mark 8:34-38 Jesus says, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him DENY HIMSELF, and TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME. For whoever desires to save his life WILL LOSE IT, but whoever LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPEL'S SAKE WILL SAVE IT. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is Ashamed of Me and My words in this Adulterous and Sinful Generation, of him the Son of Man also will be Ashamed when He comes in the Glory of His Father with the Holy Angels.”
  • Matt 19:21 Jesus told him, "If you want to be Perfect, GO AND SELL ALL YOU HAVE AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE POOR, AND YOU WILL HAVE TREASURE IN HEAVEN. THEN COME, FOLLOW ME."
 

20 - They've Stopped Practicing Sin - and When They Do Sin There is Deep Sorrow

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  • Heb 10:26-39 "If we DELIBERATELY CONTINUE SINNING AFTER we have received KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, there is NO longer any sacrifice that will cover THESE SINS. There is only the TERRIBLE EXPECTATION OF GOD'S JUDGMENT AND THE RAGING FIRE that will consume his enemies. For anyone who REFUSED TO OBEY the Law of Moses (The Old Testament) was PUT TO DEATH WITHOUT MERCY on the Testimony of two or three witnesses. Just think how much WORSE THE PUNISHMENT WILL BE FOR (New Testament People) THOSE WHO HAVE TRAMPLED ON THE SON OF GOD, and have treated the BLOOD OF THE COVENANT, which made us HOLY, as if it were COMMON AND UNHOLY, and have INSULTED AND DISDAINED THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO BRINGS GOD'S MERCY TO US. For we know the one who said, “I will take revenge. I will pay them back.” He also said, “The Lord will Judge His own people.” IT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD."
  • Matt 3:8 "PROVE BY THE WAY YOU LIVE that you have REPENTED of your SINS & TURNED TO GOD."
  • 1 John 3:6-10 "So if we continue to live in Him, WE WON'T SIN EITHER. But those who KEEP ON SINNING have never known him or understood who he is. Dear children, don't let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it is because they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. When people KEEP ON SINNING, IT SHOWS THAT THEY BELONG TO THE DEVIL, who has been SINNING since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born into God’s family do NOT MAKE A PRACTICE OF SINNING, because God’s life is in them. So they CAN'T KEEP ON SINNING, because they are children of God. So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God." 
  • 1 John 2:1 "But IF you do SIN, there is someone to plead for you before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who pleases God completely."
  • 2 Cor 7:10 “For GODLY SORROW works Repentance to Salvation.”
  • Gal 5:19-21 "When you follow the desires of your SINFUL NATURE, the results are very clear: SEXUAL IMMORALITY, IMPURITY, LUSTFUL PLEASURES,IDOLATRY, SORCERY, HOSTILITY, QUARRELING, QUARRELING, JEALOUSY, OUTBURSTS OF ANGER, SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSION, DIVISION, ENVY, DRUNKENNESS, WILD PARTIES, and other SINS LIKE THESE. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God."
 

21 - They Speak Out & Warn People of God's Coming Judgments, and Preach the Gospel

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  • 2 Tim 4:1-5 (NASB) “I solemnly CHARGE YOU in the PRESENCE OF GOD & of CHRIST JESUS, who is to JUDGE the LIVING and the DEAD, and by HIS APPEARING and HIS KINGDOM: PREACH THE WORD; be READY in SEASON & OUT OF SEASON; REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT, with GREAT PATIENCE and INSTRUCTION. For the TIME WILL COME when they will NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but wanting to have their EARS TICKLED, they will ACCUMULATE for themselves TEACHERS in accordance to their OWN DESIRES, and will TURN AWAY THEIR EARS from the TRUTH and will TURN ASIDE TO MYTHS. But you, be SOBER IN ALL THINGS, ENDURE HARDSHIP, do the WORK of an EVANGELIST, FULFILL your MINISTRY."

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  • 2 Pet 2:5 "God did not spare the ancient world—except for Noah and his family of seven. NOAH WARNED THE WORLD OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT. Then God destroyed the whole World of Ungodly people with a Vast Flood.”
  • John 16:8 Jesus says, "And when He (HOLY SPIRIT) comes, He will CONVICT THE WORLD OF IT'S SIN, and of GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and of the COMING JUDGMENT."
  • Luke 19:10 Jesus says "For the Son of Man came to SEEK AND TO SAVE THE LOST."
  • 2 Cor 5:11 "It is because we know this SOLEMN FEAR of the LORD that we WORK HARD to PERSUADE OTHERS."
  • Col 1:28 "SO EVERYWHERE WE GO, WE TELL EVERYONE ABOUT CHRIST. We WARN THEM and TEACH THEM with all the Wisdom God has given us, for we want to present them to God, Perfect in their relationship to Christ.”
  • Acts 10:42 "And He ordered us to PREACH EVERYWHERE and to TESTIFY that Jesus is the one Appointed by God to be the Judge of all—the living and the dead."
  • Mark 16:15 Jesus says, “Go into all the World and PREACH THE GOOD NEWS TO EVERYONE."
  • Mark 6:12 “So the Disciples went out, TELLING ALL THEY MET TO TURN FROM THEIR SINS.”
  • 1 Cor 1:17-31 "Christ didn’t send me to Baptize, but to PREACH THE GOOD NEWS—and not with Clever Speech, for Fear that the Cross of Christ would lose its power. The MESSAGE OF THE CROSS IS FOOLISH TO THOSE WHO ARE HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION! But we who are being Saved know it is the very Power of God."
  • Heb 11:7 "It was by Faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood. He Obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before. By his Faith he CONDEMNED THE REST OF THE WORLD and was made right in God's sight.”
  • 2 Cor 13:2 "I have already WARNED THOSE WHO HAD BEEN SINNING when I was there on my second visit. Now I AGAIN WARN THEM AND ALL OTHERS, just as I did before, that this next time I will not spare them.”
  • 1 Thess 5:12 "Honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They WORK HARD among you and WARN YOU AGAINST ALL THAT IS WRONG."
  • Heb 3:13 "You must WARN EACH OTHER EVERY DAY, as long as it is called "today," so that none of you will be Deceived by Sin and Hardened against God."
  • Heb 3:15 "But never forget the WARNING: "Today you must listen to his voice. Don't harden your hearts against him as Israel did when they rebelled."
  • Heb 10:25 "Encourage and WARN EACH OTHER, especially now that the Day of His Coming back again is drawing near."
  • Jude 1:7 "And don't forget the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with Sexual Immorality and every kind of Sexual Perversion. Those Cities were destroyed by Fire and are a WARNING of the Eternal Fire that will Punish all who are Evil."
  • Jer 18:11 "Go and WARN all Judah and Jerusalem. Say to them, 'This is what the Lord says: I am planning disaster against you instead of good. So turn from your evil ways, each of you, and do what is right."
  • Jer 26:2-3 The Lord said, "Stand out in front of the Temple of the Lord, and make an announcement to the people who have come there to worship from all over Judah. Give them my entire message; include every word. Perhaps they will listen and turn from their evil ways. Then I will be able to withhold the disaster I am ready to pour out on them because of their sins.” and if you will NOT LISTEN TO MY SERVANTS, THE PROPHETS— for I sent them again and again to WARN YOU, but you would NOT listen to them.”
  • Ezek 3:17-21 "Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, pass it on to the people immediately. If I WARN the wicked, saying, 'You are under the penalty of death,' but you fail to deliver the WARNING, THEY WILL DIE IN THEIR SINS. And I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs. If you warn them and they KEEP ON SINNING AND REFUSE TO REPENT, THEY WILL DIE IN THEIR SINS. But you will have saved your life because you did what you were told to do. If GOOD PEOPLE TURN BAD and DON'T LISTEN TO MY WARNING, they will die. If you did not WARN them of the CONSEQUENCES, then they will DIE IN THEIR SINS. Their previous Good Deeds won't help them, and I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs. But if you WARN THEM and they REPENT, THEY WILL LIVE, and you will have SAVED YOUR OWN LIFE, TOO."
  • Ezek 33:7-9 The Lord said, "Now, son of man, I am making you a WATCHMAN FOR THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. Therefore, listen to what I say and WARN them for me. If I announce that some wicked people are sure to die and you fail to WARN them about changing their ways, then they will die in their sins, but I will hold you responsible for their deaths. But if you WARN them to Repent and they don't Repent, they will die in their sins, but you will not be held responsible.”
  • Acts 18:9-10 "One night the LORD JESUS spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, 'Don't be afraid! SPEAK OUT! DON'T BE SILENT! For I am with you, and no one will harm you because many people here in this city belong to me."
  • Rom 1:8 "Your FAITH IN GOD is becoming known throughout the world."
  • Psalm 107:2 "Has the Lord redeemed you? Then SPEAK OUT! Tell others he has Saved you from your enemies."
  • Matt 10:32-33 Jesus says, "If anyone ACKNOWLEDGES ME PUBLICLY HERE ON EARTH, I will openly acknowledge that person before my Father in heaven. But if anyone denies me here on earth, I will deny that person before my Father in heaven.”
  • Luke 4:18 Jesus says, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has Anointed Me to PREACH THE GOSPEL (Good News) to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives (that the captives will be released) And recovery of sight to the blind (that the blind will see), To set at liberty those who are oppressed."
  • Rom 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who Believes."
  • Acts 20:24 "My life is worth NOTHING to me unless I use it for FINISHING THE WORK ASSIGNED ME BY THE LORD JESUS—THE WORK OF TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS about the wonderful GRACE OF GOD."
  • 1 Cor 1:21 "Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never find him through human wisdom, he has used our FOOLISH PREACHING TO SAVE ALL WHO BELIEVE."
  • Isa 61:1 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has Anointed Me To PREACH GOOD TIDINGS (Good News)to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.."
 

22 - They Suffer Persecution & Beatings for Standing Up for Jesus

The World thought that Jesus was Crazy. Are we willing to be thought of as crazy, and to suffer in this same way as Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, Paul, etc. did for us? Would we be okay with people slandering us, beating us, spitting on us, and being stoned, and thrown in prison? American Christianity is so lukewarm that when you DO take a stand to preach (with the Love of Jesus) Repentance, Judgment, and Righteousness – you are seen as really strange in many people’s eyes – when it’s simply the Truth, and the same Gospel Message that Jesus preached!

  • 2 Tim 3:12 “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will SUFFER PERSECUTION.”
  • John 15:21 Jesus says, ”The people of the world will HATE you because you belong to me, for they don't know God who sent Me.”
  • John 10:20 "What some people were saying about Jesus, "He has a demon, or HE'S CRAZY. Why listen to a man like that?"
  • Mark 6:27 Re: John the Baptist— "So he immediately sent an Executioner to the Prison to CUT OFF JOHN'S HEAD and bring it to him. The soldier BEHEADED JOHN in the Prison."
  • 2 Cor 11:23-30 "Are they servants of Christ? I know I sound like a madman, but I have served him far more! I have worked harder, been put in PRISON more often, been WHIPPED times without number, and faced DEATH again and again. FIVE DIFFERENT TIMES the Jewish leaders gave me THIRTY-NINE LASHES. THREE TIMES I was BEATEN WITH RODS. Once I was STONED. THREE TIMES I was SHIPWRECKED. Once I spent a WHOLE NIGHT AND A DAY ADRIFT AT SEA. I have traveled on many LONG JOURNEYS. I have FACED DANGER FROM RIVERS AND FROM ROBBERS. I have FACED DANGER FROM MY OWN PEOPLE, the Jews, as well as from the Gentiles. I have FACED DANGER IN THE CITIES, IN THE DESERTS, AND ON THE SEAS. And I have FACED DANGER from men who CLAIM to be BELIEVERS BUT ARE NOT.I have worked HARD AND LONG, enduring MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. I have been HUNGRY and THIRSTY and have OFTEN GONE WITHOUT FOOD. I have SHIVERED IN THE COLD, without enough clothing to keep me warm. Then, besides all this, I have the DAILY BURDEN OF MY CONCERN FOR ALL THE CHURCHES. Who is weak without my feeling that weakness? Who is led astray, and I do not burn with anger? If I must boast, I would rather boast about the things that show how weak I am."
  • 2 Cor 6:4-10 "In everything we do, we show that we are True Ministers of God. We Patiently ENDURETROUBLES AND HARDSHIPS AND CALAMITIES OF EVERY KIND. We have been BEATEN, been put in PRISON, faced ANGRY MOBS, WORKED TO EXHAUSTION,ENDUREDSLEEPLESS NIGHTS, and GONE WITHOUT FOOD. We prove ourselves by our Purity, our Understanding, our Patience, our Kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. We Faithfully Preach the Truth. God’s power is Working in us. We use the Weapons of Righteousness in the Right hand for Attack and the left hand for Defense. We serve God whether people HONOR US OR DESPISE US, whether they SLANDER US OR PRAISE US. We are HONEST,but they call us IMPOSTERS. We are IGNORED, even though we are WELL KNOWN. We live CLOSE TO DEATH, but we are still alive. We have been BEATEN, but we have NOT BEEN KILLED. Our HEARTS ACHE, but we always have JOY. We are POOR, but we give SPIRITUAL RICHES TO OTHERS. We OWN NOTHER, and yet we have EVERYTHING (Eternal Life..)."
  • Heb 10:32-34 “Don't ever forget those early days when you first learned about Christ. Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant TERRIBLE SUFFERING. Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were BEATEN, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail. When all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew you had better things waiting for you in Eternity."
  • Acts 16:22-26 "A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the City Officials ordered them STRIPPED and BEATEN with WOODEN RODS. They were SEVERELY BEATEN, and then they were THROWN INTO PRISON. The Jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t Escape. So the Jailer put them into the INNER DUNGEON and CLAMPED THEIR FEET in the STOCKS. Around Midnight Paul & Silas were Praying & Singing Hymns to God, and the other Prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a Massive Earthquake, and the Prison was shaken to its Foundations. All the Doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every Prisoner fell off!..."
 

23 - They will LOVE and DO GOOD to Fellow Christians

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WHAT YOU DO TO A BELIEVER, YOU DO TO JESUS CHRIST!

  • Matt 25:31-46 Jesus says, “When the Son of Man comes in HIS GLORY, and all the HOLY ANGELS with Him, then He will sit on the THRONE OF HIS GLORY.All the NATIONS will be gathered before Him, and He will SEPARATE THEM ONE FROM ANOTHER, as a Shepherd divides his Sheep from the Goats. And He will set the SHEEP on His RIGHT HAND, but the GOATS on the LEFT. Then the King will say to those on HIS RIGHT HAND, ‘Come, you Blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the Foundation of the World:for I was HUNGRY and YOU GAVE ME FOOD; I was THIRSTY and YOU GAVE ME DRINK; I was a STRANGER and YOU TOOK ME IN; I was NAKED and YOU CLOTHED ME; I was SICK and YOU VISITED ME; I was in PRISON and YOU CAME TO ME.’ “Then the RIGHTEOUS will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see YOU HUNGRY and FEED YOU, or THIRSTY and GIVE YOU DRINK? When did we see YOU A STRANGER and TAKE YOU IN, or NAKED and CLOTHE YOU?39 Or when did we see YOU SICK, or in PRISON, and COME TO YOU?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, IN AS MUCH AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, YOU DID IT TO ME.’ Then He will also say to those on the LEFT HAND, ‘DEPART FROM ME, YOU CURSED, INTO THE EVERLASTING FIRE PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS: for I was HUNGRY and you gave ME NO FOOD; I was THIRSTY and you gave ME NO DRINK; I was a STRANGER and you did NOT TAKE ME IN, NAKED and you did NOT CLOTHE ME,SICK and in PRISON and you did NOT VISIT ME.’ “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see YOU HUNGRY or THIRSTY or a STRANGER or NAKED or SICK or in PRISON, and did NOTMINISTER to YOU?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, IN AS MUCH AS YOU DID NOT DO IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE, YOU DID NOT DO IT TO ME.’ And these will go away into EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT, but the Righteous into ETERNAL LIFE.”
  • Acts 9:3-5 "As Saul journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from HEAVEN. Then he fell to the Ground, and heard a Voice (JESUS) saying to him, “SAUL, SAUL, why are you PERSECUTING ME?” And he said, “Who are You, LORD?” Then the Lord said, “I AM JESUS, whom you are PERSECUTING."
  • Luke 10:16 Jesus says, "He who HEARS YOU HEARS ME, he who REJECTS YOU REJECTS ME, and he who REJECTS ME REJECTS HIM who sent ME.”

They Have a Great Love For God's People

  • John 13:35 Jesus said, "LOVE ONE ANOTHER as I have Loved you, by this will ALL men KNOW that you are My DISCIPLES."
  • 1 Pet 1:22 "Now you can have SINCERE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER as Brothers and Sisters because you were cleansed from your sins when you accepted the truth of the Good News. So see to it that you really do love each other intensely with all your hearts."
  • John 13:35 Jesus says, “Your LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER will prove to the world that you are My Disciples."
  • Phil 1:9 "I Pray that your LOVE FOR EACH OTHER will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in your knowledge and understanding."
  • Phil 2:1-5 "Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, LOVING ONE ANOTHER, and WORKING TOGETHER with ONE HEART and PURPOSE. Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had."
  • 1 Pet 2:17 "Show respect for Everyone. LOVE YOUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS. Fear God. Show respect for the King."
  • 1 John 4:7-8 "Beloved, let us LOVE ONE ANOTHER: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God—for God is love."
  • Gal 6:10 "Whenever we have the OPPORTUNITY, we should DO GOOD TO EVERYONE, especially to our CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS."
  • John 15:13 Jesus says, "The Greatest LOVE is shown when people lay down their lives for their FRIENDS."
 

24 - They Obey God's Commandments, His Word, and the Lord Jesus Christ

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  • 1 John 2:3-6 "We can be sure that we know him if we OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS. If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t OBEY GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. But those who OBEY GOD’S WORD truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did."
  • 2 Thess 1:7-9 "And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing Judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to OBEY THE GOOD NEWS OF OUR LORD JESUS. They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.”
  • Rom 2:6-10 "He will Judge everyone according to what they have done. He will give eternal life to those who keep on DOING GOOD, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. But he will pour out his Anger and Wrath and wrath on those who live for themselves, who REFUSE to OBEY THE TRUTH and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on DOING what is evil—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be Glory and Honor and Peace from God for all who DO GOOD —for the Jew first and also for the Gentile."
  • John 14:15 Jesus says, “If you love me, OBEY MY COMMANDMENTS."
  • John 14:21-26 Jesus says, "Those who ACCEPT MY COMMANDMENTS and OBEY THEM are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal Myself to each of them. Judas (not Judas Iscariot, but the other disciple with that name) said to Him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and NOT to the World at large?" Jesus replied, “All who love Me will DO WHAT I SAY. My Father will love them, and WE will come and make OUR home with each of them. Anyone who does NOT love Me will NOT OBEY ME. And remember, My Words are not My own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent Me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you."
  • John 15:14 Jesus says, "You are My friends if you do what I COMMAND."
  • John 15:10 Jesus says "When you OBEY MY COMMANDMENTS, you remain in my love, just as I OBEY MY FATHER’S COMMANDMENTS and remain in His love."
  • 1 Peter 1:14-16 "So you must live as GOD’S OBEDIENT children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must BE HOLY IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, just as God who chose you is Holy. For the Scriptures say, “YOU MUST BE HOLY BECAUSE I AM HOLY.”
  • Heb 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be HOLY; WITHOUT HOLINESS NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD."
  • Matt 5:19 Jesus says, “So if you ignore the least COMMANDMENT and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who OBEY’S GOD’S LAWS & TEACHES THEM will be called GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
  • Matt 7:21-23 Jesus says, “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER in heaven will enter. On Judgment Day many will say to Me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in Your name and cast out demons in Your name and performed many miracles in Your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from Me, you who 's BREAK GOD’S LAWS."
  • Luke 6:46-49 Jesus says, “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t DO WHAT I SAY (obey)? I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to Me, listens to My teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it stands firm because it is well built. But anyone who hears and does NOT OBEY is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins.”
  • Matt 7:24-27 (NKJV) Jesus warns, "Therefore whoever HEARS these SAYINGS of Mine, and DOES them, I will liken him to a WISE MAN who BUILT his HOUSE on the ROCK: and the RAIN Descended, the FLOODS came, and the WINDS BLEW & BEAT on that House; and it did NOTFALL, for it was FOUNDED on the ROCK. But EVERYONE who HEARS these SAYINGS of Mine, and does NOT DO THEM, will be like a FOOLISH MAN who BUILT his House on the SAND; and the RAIN DESCENDED, the FLOODS came, and the WINDS BLEW and BEAT on that House; and
    it FELL. And GREAT was its FALL."
  • Rev 2:26 Jesus says, "To all who are Victorious, who OBEY ME to the very end, to them I will give authority over all the nations."
  • Matt 12:50 Jesus says, "Anyone who DOES THE WILL of my Father in heaven is My Brother and Sister and Mother!”
  • Mark 3:35 Jesus says, "Anyone who DOES GOD’s WILL is My Brother and Sister and Mother.”
  • Matt 15:3 Jesus replied, “Why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct COMMANDMENTS of God?"
  • Matt 15:9 Jesus says, "Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as COMMANDS from God."
  • Eccl 12:13-14 "Fear God and OBEY HIS COMMANDS, for this is everyone’s duty. God will Judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad."
  • Titus 1:16 "Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and DISOBEDIENT, worthless for doing anything good."
 

25 - They are Doers of the Word, not Merely Hearers— Faith without Works is Dead

Faith without Works is Dead - James 2:20 - 50 Signs of a No Compromise Christian - SO4J.com

  • James 1:22 "Be DOERS OF THE WORD, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
  • James 2:14-20 "What good is it, Dear Brothers and Sisters, if you say you have FAITH but don’t show it by your ACTIONS? Can that kind of FAITH save anyone? Suppose you see a Brother or Sister who has NO Food or Clothing, and you say, “Good-Bye and have a Good Day; Stay Warm and Eat well”—but then you DON'T give that person any FOOD or CLOTHING. What GOOD DOES THAT DO? So you see, FAITH by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces GOOD DEEDS, it is DEAD and USELESS. Now someone may argue, “Some people have FAITH; others have GOOD DEEDS.” But I say, “How can you show me your FAITH if you DON’T HAVE GOOD DEEDS? I will show you my FAITH by my GOOD DEEDS.” You say you have FAITH, for you BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ONE GOD. Good for you! EVEN THE DEMONS BELIEVE THIS, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that FAITH WITHOUT GOOD DEEDS IS USELESS?
  • Heb 11:6 "Without FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM (the Lord), for he who comes to God must Believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of those who diligently Seek Him."
  • John 5:28-29 Jesus says, "Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again. Those who have DONE GOOD will rise to experience Eternal Life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience Judgment."
  • 1 Pet 1:17 "And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you Pray has no favorites. He will Judge or Reward you according to what you DO. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”
  • Rev 22:12 Jesus says, “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their DEEDS."
  • Matt 16:27 Jesus says, "For the Son of Man will come with His angels in the Glory of His Father and will Judge all people according to their DEEDS."
  • Matt 24:46-51 Jesus says, "If the Master returns and finds that the servant has done a GOOD JOB, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the Master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My Master won’t be back for a while,’ and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • John 5:28-29 "Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again. Those who have DONE GOOD will rise to experience Eternal Life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience Judgment."
 

26 - They Fear God and Turn Away from Evil

 

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FEAR GOD

They Know That God Sees & Examines Everything We Do, and Will Someday be Judged by Him. They Fear God, and are Turning Away from Evil.

  • Rev 2:19 Jesus says “I know all the things you DO. I have SEEN your Love, your Faith, your Service, and your Patient Endurance. And I can SEE your Constant Improvement in all these things. But I have this Complaint against you...."
  • 1 Pet 1:17 "And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites when He judges. He will Judge or Reward you according to what you do. So you must live in REVERENT FEAR of Him during your time as foreigners here on earth."
  • 1 Pet 2:17 "Show respect for everyone. Love your Christian Brothers and Sisters. FEAR GOD. Show respect for the King."
  • Rev 11:18 "The nations were angry with you, but now the time of your Wrath has come.It is time to Judge the Dead and Reward your Servants. You will Reward your prophets and your Holy people, all who FEAR YOUR NAME, from the least to the greatest. And you will destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth."
  • Heb 12:28 "Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with HOLY FEAR AND AWE."
  • Luke 12:5 Jesus said, "But I'll tell you whom to FEAR. FEAR GOD, who has the power to kill people and then throw them into Hell."
  • Matt 10:28 Jesus said, "Don't be afraid of those who want to kill you. They can only kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. FEAR ONLY GOD, who can destroy both soul & body in hell."
  • Phil 2:12 "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, Work out your own Salvation with FEAR AND TREMBLING; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."
  • 2 Cor 5:11 "It is because we know this solemn FEAR OF THE LORD that we Work so hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too."
  • 2 Cor 7:1 "Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete purity because we FEAR GOD."
  • Acts 9:31 "The Church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it grew in strength and numbers. The Believers were walking in the FEAR OF THE LORD and in the Comfort of the Holy Spirit."
  • Deut 10:20 "You must FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD and Worship Him and Cling to Him. Your oaths must be in His name alone."
  • Luke 23:40 "But the other criminal protested, "Don't you FEAR GOD even when you are dying?"
  • Prov 3:7 "Don't be impressed with your own Wisdom. Instead, FEAR THE LORD and TURN YOUR BACK ON EVIL."
  • Rev 14:7 "FEAR GOD, he shouted. "Give Glory to Him. For the time has come when He will sit as Judge. Worship Him who made Heaven and Earth, the sea, and all the Springs of Water."
  • Prov 9:10 "FEAR OF THE LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding."
  • Exod 20:20 "Your FEAR OF HIM (God) will keep you from Sinning!"
  • Col 3:22 "You slaves must obey your Earthly Masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Obey them willingly because of your REVERENT FEAR OF THE LORD."
  • Eccl 12:13-14 "FEAR GOD and Obey His Commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will Judge us for EVERYTHING we DO, including every Secret thing, whether Good or Bad."
  • Acts 13:26 “Brothers—you sons of Abraham, and also you GOD-FEARING GENTILES—this Message of Salvation has been sent to us!"
  • 1 Pet 2:17 "FEAR GOD. Show respect for the King."
  • 2 Cor 7:1 "Let us CLEANSE ourselves from all FILTHINESS of the Flesh and Spirit, perfecting HOLINESS in the FEAR OF GOD."
 

27 - They Are NOT People Pleaser, but Seek to Please the Lord

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  • John 5:41-42 Jesus said, “Your APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL MEANS NOTHING TO ME, because I know you don't have God's love within you.”
  • Gal 1:10 “Obviously, I'm NOT trying to be a PEOPLE PLEASER! No, I am trying to PLEASE GOD. If I were still trying to PLEASE PEOPLE, I would NOT be Christ's Servant.”
  • Rev 2:2 Jesus says, "I know all the things you DO. I have seen your Hard Work and your patient endurance. I know you DON'T TOLERATE EVIL PEOPLE. You have Examined the claims of those who say they are Apostles but are not. You have DISCOVERED THEY ARE LIARS.
  • 2 Cor 6:8 “We serve God whether PEOPLE HONOR US OR DESPISE US, whether they Slander us or Praise us. We are Honest, but they call us Impostors.”
 

28 - They are NOT Hypocrites - Giving God Mere Lip Service

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  • Mark 7:6-13 Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’ For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.” Then He said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition...so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition.”
  • Mark 7:20-23 Jesus says, “Out of a person’s Heart, come Evil Thoughts, Sexual Immorality, Theft, Murder, Adultery, Greed, Wickedness, Deceit, Lustful Desires, Envy, Slander, Pride, and Foolishness. All these Evil things come from within; they are what Defile you and make you unacceptable to God.”
  • Amos 5:21-24 "I hate all your show and pretense—the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies. I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won't even notice all your choice peace offerings. Away with your hymns of praise! They are only noise to my ears. I will not listen to your music, no matter how lovely it is. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous living that will never run dry."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
 

29 - Their Words & Speech are Encouraging, Edifying, and Wise - Not Corrupt

  • Eph 4:29 "Let NO UNWHOLESOME WORD proceed from your mouth, but only such a WORD as is good for edification (good and helpful) according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace (encouragement)to those who hear."
  • Psalms 19:14 "Let the WORDS OF MY MOUTH and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer."
  • Col 4:6 "Let your CONVERSATION be GRACIOUS and EFFECTIVE so that you will have the right answer for everyone."
  • 1 Thess 5:11 "So ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER and build each other up, just as you are already doing."
  • Matt 12:34 Jesus says, "Out of the Abundance of the HEART the MOUTH SPEAKS..”
  • Matt 12:36-37 Jesus warns, “But I say to you that for EVERY IDLE WORD men may SPEAK, they will GIVE ACCOUNT of it in the DAY OF JUDGMENT. For by your WORDS you will be JUSTIFIED (Believers), and by your WORDS you will be CONDEMNED (Unbeliever).
  • Col 3:17 "Whatever you DO in WORD or DEED, DO ALL in the NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, giving THANKS to GOD THE FATHER through HIM (JESUS)."
  • 1 Peter 4:11 "Do you have the Gift of SPEAKING? Then SPEAK as though GOD HIMSELF were SPEAKING through you. Do you have the Gift of HELPING OTHERS?DO IT (HELP OTHERS) with all the STRENGTH & ENERGY that God Supplies. ThenEVERYTHING you DO will bring GLORY TO GOD through JESUS CHRIST. All GLORY & POWER to HIM FOREVER & EVER! Amen."
  • Rom 14:19 "Let us aim for Harmony in the Church and try to BUILD (edify) each other up."
  • Psalms 19:14 " Let the WORDS OF MY MOUTH and the Meditation of my Heart be ACCEPTABLE IN YOUR SIGHT, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."
  • Prov 31:26 "When she SPEAKS, her WORDS ARE WISE, and KINDNESS is the rule for everything she says."
  • Prov 10:32 "The GODLY SPEAKWORDS the are HELPFUL, but the WICKED SPEAKonly what is CORRUPT."
  • Prov 4:24 "AVOID ALL PERVERSETALK; stay FAR from CORRUPTSPEECH."
  • Psalms 17:3 "You have Tested my THOUGHTS and EXAMINED my HEART in the Night. You have SCRUTINIZED ME and Found NOTHING WRONG. I am Determined NOT to SIN in what I SAY."
 

30 - They Pray Fervent Prayers, and Pray Often with Fellow Believers

  • Matt 14:23 “And when He had sent the Multitudes away, He went up on the Mountain BY HIMSELF to PRAY. Now when evening came, He was alone there.”
  • Matt 9:37-38 Jesus said to His Disciples, "The Harvest truly is Plentiful, but the Laborers are FEW. Therefore PRAY the Lord of the Harvest to send out Laborers into His Harvest."
  • Matt 19:13 "Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and PRAY, but the disciples rebuked them. ”
  • Matt 26:53 Jesus said, "Or do you think that I cannot now PRAY to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? ”
  • Matt 26:36-45 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and PRAY over there." And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me." He went a little farther and fell on His face, and PRAYED, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, "What? Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and PRAY, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again, a second time, He went away and PRAYED, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left them, went away again, and PRAYED the third time, saying the same words. Then He came to His disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.”
  • Mark 1:35-37 “Now in the morning, having risen a LONG WHILE BEFORE DAYLIGHT, He went out and Departed to a SOLITARY PLACE; and there He PRAYED. And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him. When they found Him, they said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You."
  • Mark 6:46 “When He (Jesus) had sent them away, He departed to the Mountain to PRAY."
  • Luke 3:21-22 “When all the people were Baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was Baptized; and while He PRAYED, the Heaven was Opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."
  • Luke 5:15-16 “However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. So He Himself OFTEN WITHDREW into the WILDERNESS and PRAYED.”
  • Luke 6:11-13 “But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus. Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the Mountain to PRAY, and Continued ALL NIGHT in PRAYER TO GOD. And when it was DAY, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He CHOSE twelve whom He also named apostles..”
  • Luke 9:18 "And it happened, as He was ALONE PRAYING, that His Disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
  • Luke 9:28-29 “Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to PRAY. As He PRAYED, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.”
  • Luke 11:1 “Now it came to pass, as He was PRAYING in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to PRAY, as John also taught his disciples."
  • Luke 18:1 "One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their Need for CONSTANT PRAYER and to show them that they must NEVER GIVE UP."
  • Luke 22:32 Jesus says, "But I have pleaded in PRAYER for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen and build up your brothers."
  • Luke 22:39-46 “Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, "PRAY that you may not enter into Temptation. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and PRAYED, saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done."Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He PRAYED MORE EARNESTLY . Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from PRAYER, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and PRAY, lest you enter into temptation."
  • Luke 22:31-32 "And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have PRAYED for you, that your Faith should Not Fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren."
  • John 9:31 "God DOESN’T LISTEN TO SINNERS (PRAYER), but He is ready to HEAR those who WORSHIP HIM and DO HIS WILL."
  • John 14:16 Jesus said to his Disciples, "And I will PRAY the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever”
  • John 17:16 "Jesus PRAYED to the Father for His TRUE FOLLOWERS “I'm not asking you to TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They are NOT part of this World any more than I am."
  • John 17:20 Jesus said, "I am PRAYING not only for these Disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony."
  • Acts 1:14 "They ALL met together CONTINUALLY FOR PRAYER, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus."
  • Acts 4:24 "Then all the Believers were united as they lifted their voices in PRAYER."
  • Acts 4:31 "After this PRAYER, the building where they were meeting shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. And they Preached God's message with Boldness."
  • Acts 12:5 "But while Peter was in prison, the Church PRAYED VERY EARNESTLY for him."
  • Acts 13:3 "So after more Fasting and PRAYER, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way."
  • Acts 16:25-26 "Around midnight, Paul and Silas were PRAYING and SINGING HYMNS TO GOD, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a Great Earthquake, and the Prison was shaken to its Foundations. All the doors flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!"
  • Rom 1:10 "One of the things I always PRAY for is the OPPORTUNITY, God willing, to come at last to see you."
  • Rom 8:34 “Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession (PRAYING) for us.
  • 2 Cor 9:14 "They will PRAY for you with Deep Affection because of the wonderful grace of God shown through you."
  • Eph 6:18-20 "PRAYING ALWAYS (ALL TIMES & EVERY OCCASION) all PRAYER & SUPPLICATION (Earnestly) in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with ALL PERSERVERANCE & SUPPLICATION for all the Saints (Believers)-- and PRAY for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth BOLDLY to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may SPEAK BOLDLY, as I ought to speak."
  • Phil 4:6-7 "Don't Worry About Anything; Instead, PRAY about EVERYTHING. Tell God what you Need, and Thank Him for All He has done. Then you will experience God’s God's Peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His Peace Will Guard Your Hearts and Minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
  • Col 1:9-10 "So we have not stopped PRAYING for You since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you Complete Knowledge Of His Will and to give you Spiritual Wisdom and Understanding. Then the way you live will always Honor and Please the Lord, and your lives will Produce every kind of Good Fruit. All the while, you will Grow as you learn to know God better and better."
  • Col 4:2-4 "DEVOTE yourselves to PRAYER with an Alert Mind and a Thankful Heart. Don't forget to PRAY FOR US, too, that God will give us MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PREACH about His secret plan—that Christ is also for you Gentiles. That is why I am here in chains. PRAY that I will PROCLAIM this MESSAGE as CLEARLY as I should.”
  • Col 4:12 "Epaphras, a member of your own Fellowship and a Servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He ALWAYS PRAYS EARNESTLY for you, asking God to make you Strong and Perfect, fully confident that you are Following The Whole Will Of God."
  • 2 Thess 1:11-12 "So we keep on PRAYING for you, asking our GOD to enable you to LIVE a LIFE WORTHY of HIS CALL. May HE give you the Power to Accomplish ALL the GOOD THINGS your FAITH prompts you to do. Then the NAME of our LORD JESUS will be HONORED because of the WAY you LIVE, and you will be HONORED along with HIM. This is all made Possible because of the GRACE of our GOD & our LORD JESUS CHRIST."
  • 2 Thess 3:2-3 "We ask you to PRAY for us. PRAY that the Lord’s Message will SPREAD RAPIDLY and BE HONORED wherever it goes, just as when it came to you. PRAY, too, that we will be rescued from WICKED & EVIL PEOPLE for not everyone is a Believer. But the Lord is Faithful; He will Strengthen you and Guard you from the Evil one."
  • 1 Tim 2:1-5 "I urge you, first of all, to PRAY for all People. As you make your requests, plead for God's mercy upon them, and give thanks. PRAY this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for He wants everyone to be Saved and to Understand the Truth. For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus."
  • Heb 7:25 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession (PRAYING) for them.”
  • James 5:16 "The FERVENT PRAYER of a Righteous Person has Great Power and Wonderful results."
  • 1 Pet 1:17 "And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you PRAY has no favorites. He will Judge or Reward you according to what you DO. So you must live in reverent Fear of Him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”
  • Rev 5:8 "And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the PRAYERS OF GOD'S PEOPLE.”
  • Rev 8:3-4 “Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the PRAYERS OF GOD'S PEOPLE as an offering on the gold altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, mixed with the PRAYERS OF GOD'S PEOPLE, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out.”
 

31 - They Study & Teach God's Word & His Ways to Sinners & Believers - Making Disciples

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  • *Matt 5:19 Jesus says, "So if you ignore (break) the least (smallest) Commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who OBEYS GOD'S LAWS (God's Word) and TEACHES them will be called GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven."

    Below From the SO4J Bible Study: Rewards in Heaven For Obeying God's Commandments
  • * John MacArthur's Commentary on Matt 5:19 is this: "The consequence of Practicing or Teaching disobedience of any of God's Word is to be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven (1 Cor. 3:15). Determining rank in the Kingdom of Heaven is entirely God's prerogative (Matt.20:23), and Jesus declares that He will hold those in lowest esteem who hold His Word in low esteem. There is no impunity (free from punishment) for Believers who: Disobey, Discredit, or Belittle God's Law (God's Word)—see 2 Cor. 5:10. That Jesus does not refer to loss of salvation is clear from the fact, that though offenders will be called least, they will still be in the Kingdom of Heaven. The positive result is that whoever keeps and teaches God's Word, he shall be called GREAT in the Kingdom of Heaven. Here again Jesus mentions the two aspects of doing and teaching. Kingdom citizens are to uphold every part of God's Laws (God's Word) both in their living and in their teaching." (*From the MacArthur Study Bible)

AN SO4J-TV FYI Re: Matt 5:19 - There are over 1,050 commands given in the New Testament - "Husband's love your wives."...etc. Let us not minimize any of God's Word, but instead let us strive to run our race (with God's Grace) in such a way that we highly esteem and obey all of God's Word, and then live, obey, & teach them to all."

  • 2 Tim 2:15 "STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF approved unto God, a Workman that needs not to be Ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THEWORD OF TRUTH."
  • Heb 5:12-14 "You have been Believers so long now that you ought to be TEACHING OTHERS. Instead, you need someone to TEACH you again the basic things about GOD'S WORD. You are like Babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through Training have the skill to recognize the difference between RIGHT AND WRONG."
  • 1 Pet 2:2 (NASB) "Like Newborn Babies, long for the PURE MILK OF THE WORD, so that by it you may GROW in respect to SALVATION"
  • Psalms 37:30-31 "The Godly offer GOOD COUNSEL; they TEACH RIGHT FROM WRONG. They have made God’s Law their own, so they will never slip from His path."
  • Psalms 51:13 “Then I will TEACHYOUR WAYS TO SINNERS, and they will return to you.”
  • 1 Tim 4:13 "FOCUS ON READING THE SCRIPTURES to the Church, encouraging the Believers, and TEACHING THEM."
  • 2 Tim 2:24-25 “The Lord's Servants must not Quarrel but must be Kind to Everyone. They must be able to TEACH EFFECTIVELY and be Patient with Difficult People. They should GENTLY TEACH THOSE WHO OPPOSE THE TRUTH. Perhaps God will change those people's HEARTS, AND THEY WILL BELIEVE THE TRUTH.
  • 2 Tim 3:16-17 "ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD and is USEFUL TO TEACH US what is TRUE and to MAKE US REALIZE WHAT IS WRONG IN OUR LIVES. It CORRECTS US when we are WRONG and TEACHES US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. God uses it to PREPARE and EQUIP HIS PEOPLE to do EVERY GOOD WORK."
  • Matt 28:19-20 Jesus says, “Therefore, go and MAKE DISCIPLES of all the nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. TEACH THESE NEW DISCIPLES TO OBEY ALL THE COMMANDS I HAVE GIVEN YOU. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
  • John 21:17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, DO YOU LOVE ME?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “THEN FEED (TEACH) MY SHEEP." 
  • Acts 26:24 "Suddenly, Festus shouted, “Paul, you are insane. TOO MUCH STUDY HAS MADE YOU CRAZY!"
  • Acts 17:11 "And the people of Berea were more OPEN-MINDED than those in Thessalonica, and they LISTENED EAGERLY TO PAUL'S MESSAGE. They SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAY AFTER DAY TO SEE IF PAUL AND SILAS WERE TEACHING THE TRUTH."
  • Acts 18:24-28 "Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an ELOQUENT SPEAKER WHO KNEW THE SCRIPTURES WELL, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt. HE HAD BEEN TAUGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD, AND HE TAUGHT OTHERS ABOUT JESUS WITH AN ENTHUSIASTIC SPIRIT AND WITH ACCURACY. However, he knew ONLY about John’s Baptism. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him PREACHING BOLDLY in the SYNAGOGUE (CHURCH), they TOOK HIM ASIDE AND EXPLAINED THE WAY OF GOD EVEN MORE ACCURATELY. Apollos had been thinking about going to Achaia, and the Brothers and Sisters in Ephesus ENCOURAGED HIM TO GO. They wrote to the Believers in Achaia, asking them to Welcome him. When he arrived there, HE PROVED TO BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO THOSE WHO, BY GOD'S GRACE, HAD BELIEVED. He REFUTED THE JEWS WITH POWERFUL ARGUMENTS IN PUBLIC DEBATE. USING THE SCRIPTURES, HE EXPLAINED TO THEM THAT JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH."
  • Acts 6:2-4 "So the Twelve called a meeting of all the Believers. They said, “We Apostles should spend our time TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD, not running a food program. And so, Brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and Wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. Then we Apostles can spend our time in PRAYER AND TEACHING THE WORD.”
  • Acts 6:8-10 "Stephen, a man FULL OF GOD'SGRACE AND POWER, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people. But one day some MEN FROM THE SYNAGOGUE of Freed Slaves, as it was called, STARTED TO DEBATE WITH HIM. They were Jews from Cyrene, Alexandria, Cilicia, and the province of Asia. NONE OF THEM COULD STAND AGAINST THE WISDOM AND THE SPIRIT WITH WHICH STEPHEN SPOKE."
 

32 - They are Winning Their Battle Against Sin & Keeping the Full Armor of God on!
Enduring Hardships, Sufferings, and Trials thru Christ!

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  • Eph 6:10-20 “Finally, my Brethren, be STRONG IN THE LORD and in HIS MIGHTY POWER. Put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD, so that you will be able to STAND FIRM against the SCHEMES and TRICKS OF THE DEVIL. For our STRUGGLE (wrestle) is NOT against People made FLESH and BLOOD, but against the EVIL RULERS, against the POWERS, against the WORLD FORCES OF THIS DARKNESS, against the SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS in the HEAVENLY PLACES. Therefore, take up the FULL ARMOR OF GOD, so that you will be able to RESIST IN THE EVIL DAY, and having done EVERYTHING, to STAND FIRM (in God's Word). STAND FIRM therefore, putting on the STURDY BELT OF TRUTH (Be Truthful), and having put on the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Living Righteous through Obedience to His Word). For SHOES, put on the PEACE that comes from the GOOD NEWS (we have Peace with God now thru the Gospel), so that you will be fully Prepared. In addition to all those, Take up the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to STOP ALL the FIERY DARTS of the DEVIL (Believe God’s Word over your Emotions, when FIREY DARTS of Temptation, & Lusts come your way). And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION (the Hope you now have of Salvation), and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD. PRAY in the SPIRIT (Eph 5:22-23) at ALL TIMES and on EVERY OCCASION. STAY ALERT and be PERSISTENT IN YOUR PRAYERS for ALL BELIEVERS EVERYWHERE. And PRAY for me, too. Ask God to give me the RIGHT WORDS so I can BOLDLY EXPLAIN GOD’S MYSTERIOUS PLAN that the GOOD NEWS is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, STILL PREACHING THIS MESSAGE as God’s Ambassador. So PRAY that I will keep on SPEAKING BOLDLY FOR HIM, as I should.”
  • 1 Cor 15:57 “How we thank God, who gives us VICTORY over sin and death through Jesus Christ our Lord!” 
  • 2 Cor 2:14 "But Thanks be to God, who always leads us in TRIUMPH IN CHRIST and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the Knowledge of Him."
  • James 1:12 “God blesses the people who patiently endure Testing. Afterward they will receive the CROWN OF LIFE that God has promised to those who love him.”
  • 1 Pet 1:6 “So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to ENDURE MANY TRIALS FOR A WHILE.”
  • Matt 10:22 Jesus says, “And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to me. BUT THOSE WHOENDURE TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.”
  • Matt 24:13 Jesus says, “BUT THOSE WHOENDURE TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.”
  • Mark 13:13 Jesus says, “And everyone will hate you because of your allegiance to me. But those who ENDURE TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.”
  • 1 Pet 2:19 “For God is pleased with you when, for the sake of your conscience, YOU PATIENTLY ENDURE UNFAIR TREATMENT.“
  • 2 Tim 2:12 “IF WE ENDURE HARSHIP, WE WILL REIGN WITH HIM. If we deny him, he will deny us.”
  • 2 Tim 2:3ENDURE SUFFERING ALONG WITH ME, as a Good Soldier of Christ Jesus."
  • Rev 14:12 “Let this encourage God's Holy people to ENDURE PERSECUTION PATIENTLY AND REMAIN FIRM TO THE END, OBEYING HIS COMMANDS AND TRUSTING IN JESUS." 
  • Rev 2:7 Jesus says, "Everyone who is VICTORIOUSwill eat from the Tree of Life in the Paradise of God."
  • Rev 2:11 Jesus says, "Whoever is VICTORIOUSwill not be hurt by the second death."
  • Rev 2:17 Jesus says, "Everyone who is VICTORIOUSwill eat of the manna that has been hidden away in Heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it."
  • Rev 2:26 Jesus says, "To all who are VICTORIOUS, WHOOBEY ME TO THE VERY END, I will give authority over all the nations."
  • Rev 3:5 Jesus says, “All who are VICTORIOUS will be clothed in white. I will never erase their Names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before My Father and His Angels that they are mine."
  • Rev 3:12 Jesus says, "All who are VICTORIOUS will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write my God's name on them, and they will be Citizens in the City of my God—the New Jerusalem that comes down from Heaven from my God. And they will have My New Name inscribed upon them.”
  • Rev 3:21 Jesus says, “I will invite everyone who is VICTORIOUS to sit with Me on My Throne, just as I was VICTORIOUS and sat with My Father on his Throne.”
  • Rev 15:2 “I saw before me what seemed to be a crystal sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who had been VICTORIOUS over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them.”
  • Rev 21:7 Jesus says, “All who are VICTORIOUSwill inherit all these Blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be My Children.”
 

33 - They are Ready, Waiting, and Eagerly Anticipating the Soon Return of Jesus Christ

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  • Phil 3:20 "But we are Citizens of Heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior."
  • 2 Tim 4:8 "And now the Prize awaits me—the Crown Of Righteousness that the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that Great Day of His Return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His glorious return."
  • Rom 8:19 "For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are."
  • Luke 12:40 Jesus says, "You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected."
  • Rev 16:15 Jesus says, "Take note: I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their robes ready so they will not need to walk naked and ashamed."
  • Rev 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and honor Him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His Bride has prepared herself."
  • Luke 12:35-38 Jesus says, "Be dressed for service and well prepared, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let Him in the moment He arrives and knocks. There will be special favor for those who are ready and waiting for His return. I tell you, He Himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat! He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever He comes, there will be special favor for His servants who are ready!"
  • 2 Pet 3:13-14 "According to His promise, we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless."
  • Rom 8:18-19 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God."
 

34 - They Love God's Commandments & His Word, Reading it Daily & Memorizing it

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  • Psalms 1:1-2 "Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the LAW OF THE LORD (God's Word - His Commandments), And in His law he meditates day and night."
  • Psalms 119:9 "How can a young person stay Pure? By OBEYING YOUR WORD."
  • Psalms 19:7-11 "The LAW OF THE LORD IS PERFECT, REVIVING THE SOUL. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The Commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight to life. Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever. The Laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who Obey them."
  • Psalms 119:10-23 (All of Psalm 119 talks about Delighting in God's Word, and God's Laws)
    (King David ) "I have hidden your word in My heart, that I might not sin against You.
    Blessed are You, O LORD; teach Me Your principles.
    I have recited aloud all the laws You have given us.
    I have rejoiced in Your decrees as much as in riches.
    I will study Your commandments and reflect on Your ways.
    I will delight in Your principles and not forget Your word.
    Be good to Your servant, that I may live and obey Your word.
    Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in Your law.
    I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of Your commands.
    Don't hide them from me!
    I am overwhelmed continually with a desire for Your laws.
    You rebuke those cursed proud ones who wander from Your commands.
    Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed Your decrees.
    Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on Your principles."
 

35 - They Make Use of Every OPPORTUNITY to Do Good & to Preach the Gospel—
the are "SO4J" Fire Snatchers

Are You an SO4J Fire Snatcher? Jude 1:23 says, Rescue others by Snatching them from the Flames of Judgment

  • Jude 1:23 RESCUE OTHERS by SNATCHING them from the FLAMES OF JUDGMENT. Show MERCY to still others, but do so with GREAT CAUTION, hating the SINS that contaminate their lives.”
  • Col 4:5 "Live wisely among those who are not Christians, and make the most of EVERY OPPORTUNITY."
  • Rom 1:10 "One of the things I always pray for is the OPPORTUNITY, God willing, to come at last to see you."
  • Col 4:3 "Don't forget to pray for us, too, that God will give us many OPPORTUNITIES to preach about His secret plan—that Christ is also for you Gentiles. That is why I am here in chains."
  • Eph 5:15-16 "So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of EVERY OPPORTUNITY FOR DOING GOOD IN THESE EVIL DAYS."
  • Gal 6:10 "Whenever we have the OPPORTUNITY, we should do good to everyone, especially to our Christian Brothers and Sisters."
  • 2 Cor 9:10 "For God is the one who gives seed to the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will give you MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO DO GOOD, and He will Produce a great Harvest of generosity in you."
  • 2 Cor 2:12 "Well, when I came to the City of Troas to Preach the Good News of Christ, the LORD gave me TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES." 
  • Matt 10:18 Jesus says, "And you must stand trial before Governors and Kings because you are My Followers. This will be your OPPORTUNITY to tell them about ME—yes, to witness to the World."
  • Mark 13:9 Jesus says, "But when these things begin to happen, watch out! You will be handed over to the courts and beaten in the synagogues. You will be accused before governors and kings of being my followers. This will be your OPPORTUNITY to tell them about ME."
  • Luke 21:13-16 Jesus says, "This will be your OPPORTUNITY to tell them about Me. So don't worry about how to answer the charges against you, for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply! Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. And some of you will be killed..."
  • John 11:15Jesus said, "And for your sake, I am glad I wasn't there, because this will give you another OPPORTUNITYto believe in Me..."
  • Acts 3:12 "Peter saw his OPPORTUNITY and addressed the crowd. "People of Israel," he said, "what is so astounding about this? And why look at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power and godliness?"
  • Acts 5:31 "Then God put him in the place of honor at his right hand as Prince and Savior. He did this to give the people of Israel an OPPORTUNITY to turn from their sins and turn to God so their sins would be forgiven."
  • Prov 10:5 "A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of OPPORTUNITY brings shame."
  • Zeph 2:2 "Gather while there is still time, before Judgment begins and your OPPORTUNITY is blown away like chaff. ACT NOW, before the fierce fury of the Lord falls and the terrible day of the Lord's anger begins."
 

36 - They PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT For Jesus—They're PRODUCTIVE with the
GOSPEL & are GODLY

John 15:8 Jesus says My True Disciples Bear Much Fruit

  • Matt 3:8 (Luke 3:8 too) John the Baptist—"Prove by the way you live that you have Repented of your Sins (BEAR FRUIT WORTHY OF REPENTANCE) and turned to God."
  • Matt 13:18-23 Jesus explained, "Now here is the explanation of the story I told about the Farmer sowing grain (Seed is the Good News): The seed that fell on the hard path represents those who hear the Good News about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches the seed (Good News) away from their hearts. The rocky soil represents those who hear the message (Good News) and receive it with joy. But like young plants in such soil, their roots don't go very deep. At first they get along fine, but they wilt as soon as they have problems or are persecuted because they believe the word. The thorny ground represents those who hear and accept the Good News, but all too quickly the message (Good News)is crowded out by the cares of this life and the lure of wealth, so no crop is produced. THE GOOD SOIL REPRESENTS THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO TRULY ACCEPT GOD'S MESSAGE (Good News) AND PRODUCE A HUGE HARVEST— THIRTY, SIXTY, AND EVEN A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AS HAD BEEN PLANTED."
  • Mark 4:8 Jesus says, "Still other seed fell on FERTILE SOIL AND PRODUCED A CROP THAT WAS THIRTY, SIXTY, AND EVEN A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AS HAD BEEN PLANTED."
  • Mark 4:20 Jesus says, "But the GOOD SOIL represents those who hear and accept God's message and produce a huge harvest — THIRTY, SIXTY, AND EVEN A HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AS HAD BEEN PLANTED."
  • Luke 8:8 Jesus says, "Still other seed fell on FERTILE SOIL. This SEED GREW AND PRODUCED A CROP ONE HUNDRED TIMES AS MUCH AS HAD BEEN PLANTED." When he had said this, he called out, "Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!"
  • Luke 8:15 Jesus says, "But the GOOD SOIL represents HONEST, GOOD-HEARTED PEOPLE WHO HEAR GOD'S MESSAGE, CLING TO IT, AND STEADILY PRODUCE A HUGE HARVEST."
  • John 15:4-5 Jesus says,"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from Me. Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. THOSE WHO REMAIN IN ME, AND I IN THEM, WILLPRODUCE MUCH FRUIT. FOR APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING." 
  • John 15:8 Jesus says,"MY TRUE DISCIPLES PRODUCE MUCH FRUIT. THIS BRINGS GREAT GLORY TO MY FATHER."
  • John 15:16 Jesus says, "You didn't choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to GO AND PRODUCE FRUIT THAT WILL LAST, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My Name."
  • Rom 7:4-6 "The law no longer holds you in its power, because you died to its power when you died with Christ on the cross. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, you can PRODUCE GOOD FRUIT, that is, GOOD DEEDS FOR GOD. When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced sinful deeds, resulting in death. But now we have been released from the law, for we died with Christ, and we are no longer captive to its power. Now we can really serve God, not in the old way by obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way, by the Spirit."
  • Gal 5:22-26 "But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, HE WILL PRODUCE THIS KIND OF FRUIT IN US: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, AND SELF-CONTROL. Here there is no conflict with the law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or irritate one another, or be jealous of one another."
  • James 3:18 "And those who are peacemakers will PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE AND REAP A HARVEST OF GOODNESS."
  • Phil 1:11 "May you always be filled with the FRUIT OF YOUR SALVATION—those GOOD THINGS THAT ARE PRODUCED IN YOUR LIFE BY JESUS CHRIST— for this will bring MUCH GLORY AND PRAISE TO GOD."
  • John 4:35-38 Jesus says, "Look around you! Vast fields are Ripening all around us and are ready now for the Harvest. The Harvesters are paid Good Wages, and THE FRUIT THEY HARVEST IS PEOPLE BROUGHT TO ETERNAL LIFE. What Joy awaits both the Planter and the Harvester alike! You know the saying, 'One person plants and someone else harvests.' And it's true. I sent you to Harvest where you didn't plant; others had already done the Work, and you will gather the Harvest."
  • 1 Cor 3:7-9 "The ones who do the Planting or Watering aren't important, but God is important because He is the one who makes the SEED GROW. The one who Plants and the one who Waters WORK AS A TEAM WITH THE SAME PURPOSE. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work. We work together as Partners who belong to God. You are God's field, God's building—not ours."

PEOPLE WHO PRODUCE— BAD FRUIT, NO FRUIT, NO CROP
WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, BUT WILL PERISH IN HELL

  • Gal 5:19-21 "When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will PRODUCE THESE EVIL RESULTS: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God."
  • Gal 6:7 "Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always REAP WHAT YOU SOW! Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will HARVEST THE CONSEQUENCES OF DECAY AND DEATH. But those who live to please the Spirit will HARVEST EVERLASTING LIFE FROM THE SPIRIT."
  • Matt 3:10 Jesus says, "Yes, every tree THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE GOOD FRUIT WILL BE CHOPPED DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE (Hell)."
  • John 15:2 Jesus says,"He cuts off every branch of Mine that DOESN'T PRODUCE FRUIT, and HE PRUNES THE BRANCHES THAT DO BEAR FRUIT SO THEY WILL PRODUCE EVEN MORE." 
  • Col 1:10 "Walk in a manner Worthy of the Lord, to please Him in ALL respects, BEARING FRUIT in every GOOD WORK and increasing in the Knowledge of God"
  • Matt 13:22 Jesus says, "The Thorny Ground represents those who hear and accept the Good News, but all too quickly the message (Good News) is crowded (choked) out by the cares of this life and the lure of wealth, so NO CROP IS PRODUCED."
  • Mark 4:18-19 Jesus says, "The Thorny Ground represents those who hear and accept the Good News, but all too quickly the Message (Good News) is crowded (choked) out by the cares of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for nice things, so NO CROP IS PRODUCED."
 

37 - They Are Co-Heirs with Christ; And They Share In The Sufferings of Jesus by
"Crucifying Their Flesh"

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  • Gal 2:20 "I have been CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by Faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
  • 1 Pet 4:1 "So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same Attitude he had, and be ready to SUFFER, too. For if you are WILLING TO SUFFER FOR CHRIST, you have decided to STOP SINNING."
  • Rom 8:14-21 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
  • 1 Pet 4:13 "Instead, be very glad—because these Trials will make you partners with Christ in His SUFFERING, and afterward you will have the wonderful joy of sharing his glory when it is displayed to all the world."
  • 1 Pet 2:21-22 "This SUFFERING is all part of what God has called you to. Christ, who SUFFERED for you, is your example. Follow in His steps. He never sinned, and He never deceived anyone."
  • 2 Tim 2:3 "Endure SUFFERING along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus."
  • 2 Tim 2:11-13 "This is a true saying: If we die with him,we will also live with Him. If we ENDURE HARDSHIP,we will reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will deny us. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny himself."
  • Phil 3:14 "I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the Prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven."
  • Heb 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us."
  • Phil 3:10-11 "As a result, I can really know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I can learn what it means to SUFFER with him, SHARING IN HIS DEATH, so that, somehow, I can experience the Resurrection from the Dead!"
  • Eph 5:27 "He did this to present her to Himself as a Glorious Church without a Spot or Wrinkle or any other Blemish (no sin). Instead, she will be HOLY AND WITHOUT FAULT."
 

38 - They Understand God's Eternal Purposes for His Holy People
vs This Temporal Evil World

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  • 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NKJV) "But you are a CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, His own SPECIAL PEOPLE, that you may PROCLAIM THE PRAISES OF HIM who called you out of Darkness into His Marvelous Light; who once were NOT a People but are NOW the People of God, who had NOT obtained Mercy but NOW have obtained Mercy."
  • Eph 1:10 "And this is His plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth."
  • John 14:2-3 "There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."
  • Dan 7:14-27 Daniel's Vision& Prophecy -"He (The Messiah - Jesus) was given authority, honor, and royal power over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His Kingdom will never be destroyed....But in the end, the Holy people of the Most High will be given the kingdom, and they will rule forever and ever."...Then the time arrived for the Holy people to take over the kingdom....Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be given to the Holy people of the Most High. They will rule forever, and all rulers will serve and obey them."
  • 1 John 2:17 "And this WORLD IS FADING AWAY, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever."
  • 2 Cor 4:16-18 "That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our PRESENT TROUBLES ARE QUITE SMALL AND WON'T LAST VERY LONG. Yet they produce for us an IMMEASURABLY GREAT GLORY THAT WILL LAST FOREVER! So we don't look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever."
  • Rev 21:1-8 "Then I saw a NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, for the OLD HEAVEN AND THE OLD EARTH HAD DISAPPEARED. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the Holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a Beautiful Bride prepared for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, "Look, the home of God is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the OLD WORLD and its evils are gone forever." And the one sitting on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new!" And then he said to me, "Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true." And he also said, "It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of the water of life without charge!All who are victorious (over sin) will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children. But cowards who turn away from me, and unbelievers, and the corrupt, and murderers, and the immoral, and those who practice witchcraft, and idol worshipers, and all liars—their doom is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."
  • Luke 1:32-33 "He (Jesus) will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David... HIS KINGDOM WILL NEVER END!"
  • Rev 5:10 "And you have caused them to become GOD'S KINGDOM AND HIS PRIESTS. AND THEY WILL REIGN ON THE EARTH."
  • Rev 20:6 "Blessed and Holy are those who share in the first resurrection. For them the second death holds no power, but THEY WILL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST AND WILL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS." (Millennial 1,000 yr. Reign of Christ on the Earth and then into Eternity too).
  • Rev 11:15 "After the 7 yr. Tribulation — and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: "The WHOLE WORLD HAS NOW BECOME THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD AND OF HIS CHRIST, AND HE WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER." (Millennial 1,000 yr. Reign of Christ on the Earth and then into Eternity too).
  • Rev 22:3-5 "No longer will anything be cursed. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship Him. And they will see His face, and His name will be written on their foreheads.And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. AND THEY WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER."
  • 1 Cor 15:21-28 "So you see, just as Death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the Resurrection from the Dead has begun through another man, Christ. Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new life. But there is an order to this Resurrection: Christ was raised first; then when Christ comes back, all his people will be raised (Rapture). After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having put down all Enemies of every kind. For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is Death. For the Scriptures say, "God has given him authority over all things." Of course, when it says "authority over all things," it does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority. Then, when He has conquered all things, the Son will present Himself to God, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere."
  • Rom 8:28 "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to HIS PURPOSE FOR THEM."
  • 1 Cor 2:9 "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has IMAGINED WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."

  • Isa 64:4 "For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what HE (GOD) HAS PREPARED FOR HIM THAT WAIT FOR HIM."
 

39 - They Know They are Merely Passing Through This World, and Their Real Home is With the Lord

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  • 1 Cor 2:9 "Eye has Not Seen, nor Ear Heard, nor have Entered into the Heart of Man the things which GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."
  • Heb 13:14 "For this WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME; we are looking forward to OUR CITY IN HEAVEN, which is yet to come."
  • James 4:14 "you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a VAPOR that appears for a LITTLE TIME and then VANISHES AWAY."
  • Col 3:1-4 "Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the REALITIES OF HEAVEN, where Christ sits at God's right hand in the place of honor and power. Let HEAVEN fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on EARTH. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your REAL LIFE, is revealed to the WHOLE WORLD, you will share in all his Glory."
  • 1 Pet 2:11 "You are FOREIGNERS AND ALIENS HERE. So I warn you to keep away from evil desires because they fight against your very souls…”
  • John 17:16 Jesus prayed to the Father for His True Followers “I'm not asking you to TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They are NOT PART OF THIS WORLD any more than I am."
  • Heb 10:34 “You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail. When all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew you had better things waiting for you in ETERNITY.
  • Matt 19:28-30 And Jesus replied, "I assure you that when I, the Son of Man, sit upon my Glorious Throne in the Kingdom, you who have been my Followers will also sit on Twelve Thrones, judging the Twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will have eternal life. But many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then.”
 

40 - They Do Everything for the Glory of God

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  • 1 Cor 10:31 (NKJV) "Whether you EAT or DRINK, or WHATEVER you DO, DO ALL to the GLORY OF GOD."
  • Col 3:17 (NKJV) “WHATEVER you DO in WORD or DEED, DO ALL in the Name of the LORD JESUS, giving THANKS to GOD the Father through HIM.”
  • 1 Peter 4:11 "Do you have the Gift of Speaking? Then Speak as though God Himself were Speaking through you. Do you have the Gift of Helping others? Do it with all the Strength and Energy that God Supplies. Then EVERYTHING you DO will bring GLORY TO GOD through JESUS CHRIST. All GLORY & POWER to HIM FOREVER & EVER! Amen."
 

41 - They Do Not Believe False Teachings & Anything That is Contrary to God's Word

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"If What You SAY, THINK, or DO is CONTRARY to GOD'S WORD— Then you are being DECEIVED!"— Martha Mac - SO4J-TV - SO4J.com

  • Rev 2:2-3 Jesus says, "I know all the things you do. I have seen your and your patient endurance. I know you DON'T TOLERATE EVIL PEOPLE. You have EXAMIMED the CLAIMS of those who SAY they are APOSTLES but are NOT. You have DISCOVERED they are LIARS. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting."
  • Acts 17:11 "And the people of Berea were more OPEN-MINDED than those in Thessalonica, and they LISTENED EAGERLY TO PAUL'S MESSAGE. They SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAY AFTER DAY TO SEE IF PAUL AND SILAS WERE TEACHING THE TRUTH."
  • Rom 16:17-20 "And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause DIVISIONS AND UPSET PEOPLE'S FAITH by TEACHING THINGS CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT. Stay away from them. Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own Personal Interests. By SMOOTH TALK AND GLOWING WORDS they DECEIVE INNOCENT PEOPLE. But everyone knows that you are OBEDIENT TO THE LORD. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you."

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  • 2 John 1:10-11 "If anyone comes to you and does Not bring this Teaching (Teach the Truth about Christ), do NOT Receive him INTO YOUR HOUSE, and do NOT give him a Greeting (any kind of encouragement); for the one who gives him a Greeting (encourages him) PARTICIPATES IN HIS EVIL DEEDS."
  • 2 Tim 4:1-5 (NASB) “I solemnly CHARGE YOU in the PRESENCE OF GOD & of CHRIST JESUS, who is to JUDGE the LIVING and the DEAD, and by HIS APPEARING and HIS KINGDOM: PREACH THE WORD; be READY in SEASON & OUT OF SEASON; REPROVE, REBUKE, EXHORT, with GREAT PATIENCE and INSTRUCTION. For the TIME WILL COME when they will NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but wanting to have their EARS TICKLED, they will ACCUMULATE for themselves TEACHERS in accordance to their OWN DESIRES, and will TURN AWAY THEIR EARS from the TRUTH and will TURN ASIDE TO MYTHS. But you, be SOBER IN ALL THINGS,ENDURE HARDSHIP, do the WORK of an EVANGELIST, FULFILL your MINISTRY."
  • 1 John 4:1 "Dear Friends, do NOT believe EVERYONE who CLAIMS to speak by the Spirit. You must TEST THEM to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are MANY FALSE PROPHETS IN THE WORLD."
  • 1 Thess 5:21 "TEST EVERYTHING that is SAID. Hold on to what is Good."
  • Matt 7:15 Jesus says, “BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS who come disguised as Harmless Sheep but are really Vicious Wolves."

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42 - They Clearly Understand the Gospel & Clearly Preach God's Word with Boldness

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  • Acts 4:10-13 (Peter Preached) ”Let me CLEARLY STATE TO YOU AND TO ALL THE PEOPLE of Israel that he was healed in the name and power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth, the man you crucified, but whom God raised from the dead. For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus."
  • Exod 4:15 Lord says, “I will help both of you to SPEAK CLEARLY, and I will tell you what to do.”
  • Rom 16:19 “But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to SEECLEARLY WHAT IS RIGHT AND TO STAY INNOCENT OF ANY WRONG.”
  • Eph 6:19-20 “And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the RIGHT WORDS SO I CAN BOLDLY EXPLAIN GOD'S MYSTERIOUS PLAN that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on SPEAKING BOLDLY FOR HIM, AS I SHOULD.”
  • Col 4:4 “Pray that I will PROCLAIM THIS MESSAGE AS CLEARLY AS I SHOULD.”
  • 1 Cor 15:2-9 "It is this GOOD NEWS that SAVES YOU IF you Continue to BELIEVE THE MESSAGE I told you—unless, of course, you BELIEVED SOMETHING that was NEVER TRUE in the FIRST PLACE. I passed on to you what was MOST IMPORTANT and what had also been PASSED ON to me. CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS, JUST AS THE SCRIPTURES SAID. He was BURIED, and he was RAISED FROM THE DEAD on the THIRD DAY, JUST AS THE SCRIPTURES SAID. He was seen by PETER and then by the TWELVE. After that, he was seen by more than 500 OF HIS FOLLOWERS at ONE TIME, most of whom are still Alive, though some have Died. Then he was seen by JAMES and later by ALL THE APOSTLES. Last of all, as though I had been Born at the wrong time, I (Paul) also saw HIM. For I am the least of all the Apostles. In fact, I’m not even Worthy to be called an Apostle after the way I Persecuted God’s Church."
 

43 - They Let Their Light Shine - Their Face & Life Exudes Christ

 

  • Matt 5:16 Jesus says, "Let your LIGHT SHINE before Men, that they may SEE your GOOD WORKS and GLORIFY your FATHER IN HEAVEN."
  • 2 Cor 3:16-18Whenever someone TURNS to the LORD, the VEIL is TAKEN AWAY...All of us who have had that VEIL REMOVED can SEE & REFLECT the GLORY OF THE LORD. The LORD— who is the SPIRIT— makes us MORE & MORE like HIM (JESUS) as we are CHANGED into HIS GLORIOUS IMAGE.”
  • Acts 6:15"At this point everyone in the high council stared at Stephen, because HIS FACE BECAME AS BRIGHT AS AN ANGEL'S."
  • 2 Cor 3:7 "The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For MOSES' FACE SHONE WITH THE GLORY OF GOD, EVEN THOUGH THE BRIGHTNESS WAS ALREADY FADING AWAY." 
  • 2 Cor 4:6 "For it is the GOD who COMMANDED LIGHT to SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS, who has SHONE in our HEARTS to give the LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE of the GLORY OF GOD in the FACE OF JESUS CHRIST."
 

44 - They Put No Confidence in Their Flesh - They're Decreasing & Christ is Increasing

  • Phil 3:3 "We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. WE PUTNO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH (human effort)."
  • John 3:30 "He (Jesus) must INCREASE (become Greater and Greater), and I MUST DECREASE (become less and less)."
  • Rom 8:6 "To be CARNALLY (Worldly) MINDED is Death.."
 

45 - They Have Integrity, Hard Work, and Pursue Righteousness - They do Not Lie, Steal, Cheat

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  • Psalms 119:1-9 "Happy are people of INTEGRITY, who follow the law of the Lord. Happy are those who OBEY HIS DECREES and search for him with all their hearts. THEY DO NOT COMPROMISE WITH EVIL, and they walk only in his Paths. You have charged us to keep your COMMANDMENTS CAREFULLY. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your Principles! Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your Commands. When I learn your RIGHTEOUS LAWS, I will thank you by living as I should! I will OBEY YOUR PRINCIPLES. Please don't give up on me! How can a young person stay Pure? By Obeying your Word and following its Rules. I have tried my best to find you — don't let me wander from your Commands."
  • Psalms 101:2-8 "I will be CAREFUL to live a BLAMELESS LIFE— when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of INTEGRITY in my own home. I will REFUSE to look at anything VILE & VULGAR. I Hate all who deal CROOKEDLY; I will have NOTHING to do with them. I will REJECT PERVERSE IDEAS & Stay away from EVERY EVIL. I will NOTTOLERATE people who SLANDER their neighbors. I will not endure CONCEIT & PRIDE. I will search for FAITHFUL PEOPLE to be my Companions. ONLY those who are ABOVE REPROACH will be allowed to serve me. I will NOT allow DECEIVERS to serve in my House, and LIARS will NOT stay in my Presence. My daily task will be to ferret out the WICKED and free the city of the Lord from their grip."

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  • Luke 16:10-13 Jesus says, “If you are DISHONEST (cheat, steal, lie) in LITTLE THINGS, you WON'T be HONEST with greater responsibilities. And if you are UNTRUSTWORTHY ABOUT WORLDLY WEALT, who will trust you with the TRUE RICHES OF HEAVEN?"
  • John 12:6 "Not that he (JUDAS) cared for the poor (he Professed that he did)—he was a THIEF, and since he was in charge of the Disciples’ Money, he OFTEN STOLE (NO INTEGRITY— Judas daily practiced Sin ) some for himself."
  • Prov 12:22 "LYING LIPS are an ABOMINATION to the Lord"
  • Eph 6:6-7 "WORK HARD, but not just to please your Masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with ALL YOUR HEART. WORK WITH ENTHUSIASM, as though you were WORKING FOR THE LORD RATHER THAN FOR PEOPLE."
  • Job 2:3 "Then the Lord asked satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth—A MAN OF COMPLETE INTEGRITY. HE FEARS GOD AND WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EVIL. And he has MAINTAINED HIS INTEGRITY, even though you persuaded me to harm him without cause."
  • Gen 6:9 “Noah was a RIGHTEOUS MAN, the ONLY BLAMELESS MAN living on earth at the time. He CONSISTENTLY FOLLOWED GOD'S WILL AND ENJOYED A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.“
  • 2 Pet 1:5-11 "So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of MORAL EXCELLENCE. A life of MORAL EXCELLENCE leads to knowing GOD BETTER. Knowing God leads to SELF-CONTROL. SELF-CONTROL leads to PATIENT ENDURANCE, and PATIENT ENDURANCE leads to GODLINESS. GODLINESS leads to LOVE FOR OTHER CHRISTIANS, and finally you will GROW TO HAVE GENUINE LOVE FOR EVERYONE. The MORE you GROW like THIS, the MORE you will become PRODUCTIVE AND USEFUL IN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. But those who FAIL TO DEVELOP THESE VIRTUES ARE BLIND or, at least, VERY SHORTSIGHTED. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their OLD LIFE OF SIN. So, dear brothers and sisters, WORK HARD TO PROVE that you really are among those God has CALLED AND CHOSEN. Doing this, you will NEVER STUMBLE OR FALL AWAY. And God will OPEN WIDE THE GATES OF HEAVEN FOR YOU TO ENTER INTO THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST."
  • Prov 20:7 "The Godly walk with INTEGRITY; blessed are their children after them."
 

46 - They are Always Very Thankful to God for His - Kindness, Provisions, Protection, etc.

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  • 1 Thess 5:18 (NKJV) "In EVERYTHING give THANKS; for this is the WILL of GOD in Christ Jesus for you."
  • Rom 7:24-25 (NKJV) "O WRETCHED man that I am! Who will DELIVER me from this Body of Death? I THANK GOD—through JESUS CHRIST our LORD!" 
  • Psalms 105:1-2 (NKJV) "Oh, give THANKS to the LORD! Call upon HIS NAME; Make known HIS DEEDS among the PEOPLES! SING to HIM, SING PSALMS to HIM; TALK of ALL HIS WONDROUS WORKS!"
  • Psalms 100:4 (NKJV) "Enter His GATE with THANKSGIVING,and into His COURTS with PRAISE. Be THANKFUL to HIM, and BLESS HIS NAME."
  • Heb 12:28 (NASB) "Therefore, since we receive a KINGDOM which cannot be shaken, let us show GRADITUDE, by which we may offer to God an Acceptable service with REVERENCE & AWE (Godly Fear)."
  • Col 4:2 (NASB) "Devote yourselves to PRAYER, keeping ALERT in it with an ATTITUDE of THANKSGIVING."
  • 1 Tim 1:12 (NASB) "I THANK CHRIST JESUS our LORD, who has STRENGTHENED me, because He considered me FAITHFUL, putting me into SERVICE."
  • Psalms 136:1 (NKJV) "Oh, Give THANKS to the LORD, for HE is GOOD! For HIS MERCYendures FOREVER."
  • 2 Thess 2:13 (NASB) "But we should ALWAYS give THANKS to GOD for you, brethren BELOVED by the LORD, because GOD has CHOSEN you from the BEGINNING for SALVATION through SANCTIFICATION by the SPIRIT & FAITH in the TRUTH."
  • 2 Thess 1:3 (NASB) "We ought ALWAYS to give THANKS to GOD for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your FAITH is GREATLY ENLARGED, and the LOVE of each one of you toward one another GROWS ever GREATER."
  • Col 3:15 (NASB) "Let the PEACE of CHRIST rule in your HEARTS, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be THANKFUL."
  • 1 Tim 4:4 (ESV) "For everything Created by God is Good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with THANKSGIVING."
 

47 - They are Not Full of: Selfish Ambition, Strife, Gossip, Quarreling, Jealousy - But are Peacemakers

2 Timothy 2:23-26 Avoid Foolish & Ignorant Disputes, Knowing that they Generate Strife. A Servant of the Lord must NOT Quarrel but be Gentle to ALL, able to Teach, Patient in Humility correcting those in Opposition, if God perhaps will grant them Repentance, so that they may Know the Truth,& that they may come to their Senses & Escape the Snare of the Devil, having been taken Captive by him to do his will." - SO4J-TV & Video - SO4J.com

  • 2 Timothy 2:23-26"AVOID FOOLISH & IGNORANT DISPUTES, Knowing that they GENERATE STRIFE. A SERVANT of the LORD must NOT QUARREL but be GENTLE to ALL, able to TEACH, PATIENT in HUMILITY correcting those in OPPOSITION, if God perhaps will grant them REPENTANCE, so that they may KNOW the TRUTH, & that they may come to their SENSES & ESCAPE the SNARE of the DEVIL, having been taken CAPTIVE by him to do his will."
  • James 3:13-18 "If you are WISE AND UNDERSTAND GOD'S WAYS, PROVE IT by living an HONORABLE LIFE, doing GOOD WORKS with the HUMILITY that comes from Wisdom. But if you are BITTERLY JEALOUS and there is SELFISH AMBITION IN YOUR HEART, don’t cover up the Truth with boasting and lying. For JEALOUSY AND SELFISHNESS ARE NOT GOD'S KIND OF WISDOM. Such things are EARTHLY, UNSPIRITUAL, AND DEMONIC. 16 For wherever there is JEALOUSY AND SELFISH AMBITION, THERE YOU WILL FIND DISORDER AND EVIL OF EVERY KIND. But the Wisdom from above is first of all PURE. It is also PEACE LOVING, GENTLE AT ALL TIMES, AND WILLING TO YIELD TO OTHERS. It is FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD DEEDS. It shows NO FAVORITES and is ALWAYS SINCERE. And those who are PEACEMAKERS WILL PLANT SEEDS OF PEACE AND REAP A HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • Gal 5:19-21 "When you follow the desires of your SINFUL NATURE, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, HOSTILITY, QUARRELING, JEALOUS, OUTBURSTS OF ANGER (STRIFE), SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSION, DIVISION, ENVY, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God."

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  • Rom 1:29  "Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, ENVY, murder, QUARRELING, DECEPTION, MALICIOUS BEHAVIOR, AND GOSSIP."
  • Rom 13:13 "Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. DON'T PARTICIPATE IN THE DARKNESS OF wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in QUARRELING AND JEALOUSY."
  • 1 Cor 3:3-4 "For you are still CONTROLLED BY YOUR SINFUL NATURE. You are JEALOUS OF ONE ANOTHER AND QUARREL WITH EACH OTHER. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your SINFUL NATURE? Aren’t you living like PEOPLE OF THE WORLD? When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting JUST LIKE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD?" 
  • 2 Cor 12:20 "For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find QUARRELING, JEALOUSY,ANGER, SELFISHNESS, SLANDER, GOSSIP, ARROGANCE, AND DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR."
  • Phil 1:15  "It’s true that some are Preaching out of JEALOUSY AND RIVALRY. But others Preach about Christ with PURE MOTIVES."
  • 1 Tim 6:4 "Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to QUIBBLE OVER THE MEANING OF WORDS. This stirs up ARGUMENTS ENDING IN JEALOUSY, DIVISION, SLANDER, AND EVIL SUSPICIONS."

BEATTITUDES - BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

  • Matthew 5:3-12 Jesus Taught His Disciples: "GOD BLESSES those who realize their NEED for HIM, for the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is GIVEN to them. GOD BLESSES those who MOURN, for they will be COMFORTED. GOD BLESSES those who are GENTLE & LOWLY, for the WHOLE EARTH will BELONG to THEM. GOD BLESSES those who are HUNGRY & THIRSTY FOR JUSTICE, for they will Receive it in FULL. GOD BLESSES those who are MERCIFUL, for they will be SHOWN MERCY. GOD BLESSES those whose HEARTS are PURE, for they will SEE GOD. GOD BLESSES those who WORK FOR PEACE, for they will be CALLED the CHILDREN OF GOD. GOD BLESSES those who are PERSECUTED because they LIVE for GOD for the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is THEIRS. GOD BLESSES you when you are MOCKED and PERSECUTED and LIED about because you are MY FOLLOWERS. BE HAPPPY about it! BE VERY GLAD! For a GREAT REWARD AWAITS YOU IN HEAVEN. And REMEMBER, the ANCIENT PROPHETS were PERSECUTED, too.”
 

48 - They Acknowledge, Embrace, & Obey God's Sovereign Will for Their Lives

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  • James 4:13-17 "Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. WE WILL do Business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the Morning Fog (a Vapor)—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “IF THE LORD WANTS US TO, WE WILL LIVE AND DO THIS OR THAT.” Otherwise you are Boasting about your OWN PLANS, and all such Boasting is EVIL. Remember, it is SIN to know what you ought to do and then not do it."
  • Acts 18:21 "As he left, however, he said, “I will come back later, GOD WILLING. Then he set sail from Ephesus."
  • Rom 1:10 "One of the things I always Pray for is the Opportunity, GOD WILLING, to come at last to see you."
  • Rom 15:32 "Then, by the WILL OF GOD, I will be able to come to you with a Joyful Heart, and we will be an Encouragement to each other."
  • 1 Cor 4:19 "But I will come—and soon—IF THE LORD LETS ME, and then I’ll find out whether these Arrogant people just give Pretentious Speeches or whether they really have God’s Power."
  • 1 Cor 16:7 "This time I don’t want to make just a short visit and then go right on. I want to come and stay awhile, IF THE LORD WILL LET ME."
  • Phil 2:19 "IF THE LORD JESUS IS WILLING, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can Cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along."
  • Phil 2:24 "And I have CONFIDENCE FROM THE LORD that I myself will come to see you soon."
  • Heb 6:3 "And so, GOD WILLING, we will move forward to further understanding."
  • Rom 12:2 (NKJV) "Do NOT be CONFORMED to this WORLD, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of your MIND, that you may PROVE what is that GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT WILL of GOD."
  • Eph 6:6 "Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, DO THE WILL OF GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART."
  • Col 1:9-10 "So we have not stopped Praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL and to give you Spiritual Wisdom and Understanding. Then the way you live will always Honor and Please the Lord, and your lives will Produce every kind of Good Fruit. All the while, you will Grow as you learn to know God better and better."
  • Col 4:12 "Epaphras, a member of your own Fellowship and a Servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are FOLLOWING THE WHOLE WILL OF GOD."
  • Heb 13:20-21 "Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an Eternal Covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need for DOING HIS WILL. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every Good Thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever!"
  • Phil 2:12-13 "My beloved, as you have always Obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own Salvation with Fear and Trembling; for it is GOD WHO WORKS IN YOU BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO FOR HIS GOOD PLEASURE."
 

49 - They are Not Prejudiced - They Show No Partiality to the:
Rich, Poor, Skin Color, Race, Etc.

  • James 2:1-8 "My dear brothers and sisters, HOW CAN YOU CLAIM YOU HAVE FAITH in our Glorious Lord Jesus Christ IF YOU FAVOR SOME PEOPLE OVER OTHERS? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in FANCY CLOTHES AND EXPENSIVE JEWELRY, AND ANOTHER COMES IN WHO IS POOR AND DRESSED IN DIRTY CLOTHES. If you GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION and a GOOD SEAT to the RICH PERSON, but you say to the POOR ONE, “You can STAND over there, or else SIT on the floor”—well, DOESN'T THISDISCRIMINATION SHOW THAT YOUR JUDGMENTS ARE GUIDED BY EVIL MOTIVES? Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God CHOSEN THE POOR IN THIS WORLD TO BE RICH IN FAITH? Aren’t they the ones who will INHERIT THE KINGDOM HE PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM? But you dishonor the POOR! Isn’t it the RICH WHO OPPRESS YOU and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who SLANDER JESUS CHRIST, whose noble name you bear? Yes indeed, it is good when you OBEY THE ROYAL LAW as found in the Scriptures: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
  • Acts 10:35 Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is NOT ONE TO SHOW PARTIALITY, BUT IN EVERY NATION THE MAN WHO FEARS HIM AND DOES WHAT IS RIGHT, IS WELCOME TO HIM." 
  • Acts 10:28 “You know it is against our Laws for a JEWISH MAN to enter a GENTILE HOME like this or to associate with you. But GOD HAS SHOWN ME THAT I SHOULD NO LONGER THINK OF ANYONE AS IMPURE OR UNCLEAN."
  • Rom 2:11 "For there is NO PARTIALITY (or favoritism) with God."
  • John 4:9 The woman (at the well) was surprised, for JEWS refuse to have anything to do with SAMARITANS. She said to Jesus, “You are a JEW, and I am a SAMARITAN WOMAN. Why are you asking me for a drink?” (Jesus shows no partiality)
  • Ex 23:3 "And DO NOT SLANT YOUR TESTIMONY in favor of a person just because that PERSON IS POOR."
  • Ex 30:15 " When this offering is given to the Lord to purify your lives, making you right with him, THE RICH MUST NOT GIVE MORE THAN THE SPECIFIED AMOUNT, AND THE POOR MUST NOT GIVE LESS."
  • Lev 19:15 “Do NOT TWIST JUSTICE in legal matters by FAVORING THE POOR OR BEING PARTIAL TO THE RICH AND POWERFUL. ALWAYS JUDGE PEOPLE FAIRLY."
  • Deut 10:17 "For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does NOT SHOW PARTIALITY nor take a bribe."
  • 2 Chr 19:7 "Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have NO PART IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OR PARTIALITY or the taking of a bribe."
  • Job 34:19 "Who shows NO PARTIALITY TO PRINCES NOR REGARDS THE RICH ABOVE THE POOR, For they all are the work of His hands?"
 

50 - They Do Not Allow the Cares & Worries of This Life to Dominate Their Mind and Conversations

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  • Matt 6:31-32 Jesus says,"So don’t WORRY about these things, saying, ‘What will we EAT? What will we DRINK? What will we WEAR?THESE THINGS DOMINATE THE THOUGHTS OF UNBELIEVERS, but your Heavenly Father already knows ALL your Needs."
  • Phil 3:18-19 "For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really Enemies of the Cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their Appetite, they brag about shameful things, and THEY THINK ONLY ABOUT THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH."
  • John 3:31-32 John the Baptist says, “He (Jesus) has come from above and is Greater than anyone else. We are of the Earth, and we SPEAK OF EARTHLY THINGS, but He has come from Heaven and is Greater than anyone else. He testifies about what He has Seen and Heard, but how FEW BELIEVE what He tells them!"
  • Phil 4:6-7 "DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING; Instead, PRAY about EVERYTHING. Tell God what you Need, and Thank Him for All He has done. Then you will experience God’s GOD'S PEACE, which exceeds anything we can understand. HIS PEACE WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS AS YOU LIVE IN CHRIST JESUS."
  • Phil 4:8 "FIX YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT IS TRUE, AND HONORABLE, AND RIGHT, AND PURE, AND LOVELY, AND ADMIRABLE. THINK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE EXCELLENT AND WORTHY OF PRAISE.Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you."

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Summed Up Signs of a No Compromise Christian

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  • Repents & Trusts in Jesus (Matt 4:17;18:3-4; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3-5; 2 Cor 7:10; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19;Acts 17:30-31;Acts 20:21)
  • God's Word (Seed) falls on Good Ground (Matt 13:23) A Humble Heart (James 4:6-10)
  • They're Born Again John 3:3 Jesus "Unless you are Born Again you can't enter the Kingdom of God."
  • They Obey God's Word (1 John 2:3-6)
  • They Forsake Sin (1 John 3:6-10)
  • They Are Crucifying their Flesh (Gal 2:20)
  • They Deny Self, Pick Up Their Cross, & Follow Jesus
    (Luke 9:23-26; Matt 10:38-39; Matt 16:24; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 14:27; Luke 14:33)
  • They Passionately Love & Conform to Jesus (Matt 10:37-39; Rom 8:29)
  • They Have a Servant's Heart (Matt 23:11)
  • They Separate Themselves from the World & Do Not Compromise
    (2 Cor 6:14-18; Rom 12:2; Titus 2:11)
  • They Overcome Satan's Lies, Temptations, & Anything Contrary to God's Word
    (1 John 5:3-5; Rev 3:5)
  • They Endure Hardships, Trials, Testings, & Persecutions for Jesus
    (2 Tim 2:3-13; 2 Tim 3:12; 2 Cor 11:23-30)
  • They Pursue Holiness in Everything they Do (1 Peter 1:15-16; Heb 12:14)
  • They Fear God (Luke 12:5; Php 2:12)
  • They're Ready & Waiting for Christ's Return (Luke 12:35-48)
  • They're Productive For Jesus (Matt 25:21)

John 15:8 Jesus says,"My True Disciples Produce Much Fruit"

   A TRUE CHRISTIAN - OBEYS GOD'S WORD (1 Peter 1:14-17) - ETERNAL LIFE (John 3:36)

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