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1/1/2023 IDOLS
1/22/2023 OF THE HEART
6/25/2023 WORKS BY EXAMPLE
8/6/2023 HEART OF GOD
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1/1/2023 ~ Idols

🗿
  IdolsAM.mp3 (31m 34s)


  Idols.pptx

Darkness finds no friends in the light.

No substitute can be made to replace our God of Hosts.

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. ...
~ Psalms 135:15-18


No Object can Replace the Spark of Life
Idols of the Nations
    ⮡  Work of men's hands
         ⮡ silver and gold

    ● Have mouths; do not speak
    ● Eyes they have; do not see
    ● They have ears; do not hear
    ● No breath in their mouths


D
E
A
D
  🡢 Who trusts in them is like them 

Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' To silent stone, 'Arise! ...
~ Habakkuk 2:19


Imaginary Life unto the Inanimate is Fantasy
  Who says to silent wood, stone  
'Awake! Arise! It shall teach!'
🡣
Woe to him

Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, ... ~ Hosea 13:2

Idols of many forms are loved more than God
  Sin more and more
     ⮡  Made molded images
            ⮡  Idols of their silver
                   🡣
           According to their skill
          🡢 Work of craftsmen 🡠
                                                                                     Love                 
    They say, "Let the men kiss them"  

However every nation continued to make gods of its own, ... ~ 2nd Kings 17:29

If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands
foreign god, Would not God search this out? ... ~ Psalms 44:20-21


The Lord of Hostís is Sensitive to Our Call
God Knows
💖
The Secrets of The Heart

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes
flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5


The Light of Heart is a Gift from Beyond

 Calls
      LORD
                  🡤     

          Cursed
               🡣
      Trusts in man
  Flesh his strength 

 🡢 Heart Departs
     from the LORD

... what does the LORD your God require of you, ... ~ Deuteronomy 10:12-14

God requires we feel towards others as Him
 God requires

     🡢 To fear the LORD your God
     🡢 To walk in all His ways
     🡢 To love Him
     🡢 To serve the LORD your God

                   ⮡  with all your heart and soul
     🡢 To keep His commandments and statutes  

                    🡢 Today for your good

He has made the earth by His power, He has established
the world by His wisdom, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:12-13


No Alternative can Beat the Creations of God
 He has made the earth
    🡢  by His Power
    🡢  by His Wisdom

             Stretched out the heavens
                  🡦 at His discretion 🡧
                                  🡣

      ● He causes the vapors to ascend  
      ● He makes lightning for the rain
      ● He brings the wind
           ⮡ out of His treasuries

... For his molded image is falsehood, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:14-15

To Deny Truth does not Negate Truth
   Everyone is dull-hearted
                          ⮡  Without knowledge  


  Shame by molded falsehood image
                                         🡣
                             They are futile
                            a work of errors


      In the time of their punishment
                    ⮡  They shall Perish
  DIE  

"Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed,
and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. ..." ~ Ezekiel 18:31-32


A Sinking Heart can Fail to Rise back to God
  GOD has no pleasure
in the death of one who dies
🡡
🡢 get yourselves a new heart
and a
new spirit 🡠
🡣                                                       
  Cast away committed transgressions  
🡡                                                       
For why should you die?
🡢 Therefore turn and live!

... 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure
in the death of the wicked, ...' ~ Ezekiel 33:11


Life is Given in the Image of our Living God
  Why should
    you die?
        💀                    ⛲
                          Turn from
                        your wicked
                      ways and live!  

"... Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. ...
~ Malachi 3:7


Remaining oblivious to God abandons His Ways
Return to Me, and
I will return to you


¿In what way shall we return?

  You have not kept My ordinances  

"... 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Repent, turn away from your idols, and
turn your faces away from all your abominations." ' " ~ Ezekiel 14:6


Black and White is as Evil opposes Goodness
Therefore says the Lord GOD:

🡆 "Repent, turn away from
all your abominations."
🡄

... put to death your members which are on earth: fornication, uncleanness,
passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ... ~ Col. 3:5-7


Destiny is Defined by Oneís Desires
  Put to death on the earth:

       ● Fornication
       ● Uncleanness
       ● Passion
       ● Evil desire
       ● Covetousness, which is idolatry  


    Because of these the wrath of God
     is coming upon the disobedience

... put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according
to the image of Him who created him, ... ~ Colossians 3:8-10


Striving to be Better is the Climb to Eternity
  Put off all these:
       🡢 anger
       🡢 wrath
       🡢 malice
       🡢 blasphemy
       🡢 filthy language  
                   🡣
     Put off the old man
          with his deeds
Put on the
        new man

   ● Do not lie to
       One another
   ● Renewed in
       Knowledge
              🡣
       According to
   the image of Him  

What is cherished in heart is where life journeys
The worship of idols leaves the spirit dead
All should beware of the worship of things over God
Skills used for false worship is sinful
Countless gods fill the histories of man up to today
Hearts that depart from the LORD are cursed
God requires our love/walk in His ways for our good
God is the creator of all things by His power
Put off oneís transgressions and put on a new heart
God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked
Return to God and He will return to you
Proclaimed of old the LORD calls for all to repent
Put to death evil desire, & covetousness = idolatry
Do not lie and be renewed in the knowledge of God

Materialism is a test of character where souls seek.

Darkness comes together where no worth is.


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1/22/2023 ~ Of the Heart

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  HeartAM1.mp3 (32m 32s)
  
   HeartAM2.mp3 (28m 0s)


  Heart1-3.pptx          Heart4-6.pptx

Darkness rips across the cold anchors of space.

Hearts remain under the tears of time.

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23


Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25


... and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7


Blessed are those who live past wicked shame
             ⮣  surpasses all understanding
  the peace of God
            🡣
  Will guard your hearts and minds
             ⮡  through Christ Jesus

                                                         To God  
    In everything:                                   🡡
         ● by prayer and supplication
         ● with thanksgiving requests made  

🡢 Be anxious for nothing 🡠

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18


Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the
spirit is broken. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, ...
~ Proverbs 15:13-15


A Joyous Life is not Compulsive Complainer
A merry heart
has a continual
Feast, a cheerful
Countenance

The heart of
him who has
Understanding
  Seeks knowledge
      By sorrow of
The heart the
spirit is broken


the mouth of fools
Feeds on foolishness  

All the days of the
afflicted are evil

Life is a meal of choice.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And
see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me ... ~ Psalms 139:23-24


Perversion's hinge is a heart's destruction
                          O God
                       Search me
  TEST        Know my heart     🡠 ASK   
     🡣
    Try me, and know my anxieties
        See any wicked way in me

     Lead me in the way everlasting
     🡥
  SHOW

... you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1-2


But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8


... each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification
and honor, not in passion of lust, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:3-5


Seeing truth is standing against lies
  🡡
   |    Know how to possess
   |
  In sanctification and honor  
  Not in passion of lust
         🡣

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord: ~ Hebrews 12:14


... those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable to men. ~ Titus 3:8


... put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, ... ~ Ephesians 4:22


... but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it
is better to marry than to burn with passion. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:9


The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. ... He fashions
their hearts individually; He considers all their works. ~ Psalms 33:13-15


Freedom is the Ultimate act of Love
  The LORD looks from heaven
                       🡣
   He sees all the sons of men
                   ⮡  inhabitants of the earth  

    ● He fashions hearts individually
    ● He considers all their works

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works, ... ~ Psalms 14:1-2


Darkness crashes below the boundary of light
  The LORD looks down from heaven
                     ⮡  To see if there are any:
                                🡡  ● Who understand  
                                 |   ● Who seek God

  Fools say in heart, "There is no God."
         They are:
                     |   ● Corrupt
                     |   ● Do abominable works
                    🡣  ● None who does good

... incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
~ Proverbs 2:1-2


Apply your heart to instruction, And give your ears to words of knowledge.
~ Proverbs 23:12


So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalms 90:12


Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalms 51:10


Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~ Psalms 86:11


... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


... strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19


Fully understandable is the touch of God
  Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
                                ⮡  rooted and grounded in love


  He would grant you, according to the riches
                                ⮡  of His glory, may be able to be  
                                                            🡣
                                  Strengthened with might
                     🡢 Through His Spirit in the inner man



  ● Comprehend with all the saints
          ⮡  the width and length and depth and height


  ● Know love of Christ which passes knowledge
          ⮡  may be filled with all the fullness of God

... that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and
attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
knowledge of the mystery of God, ... ~ Colossians 2:2-3


Treasure finds peace the greatest prize
  Hearts may be encouraged
                        ⮡  Knit together in love


    Attaining to all riches
           ⮡  of the full assurance of understanding  


    🡢 to the knowledge of the mystery of God
                    ⮡  both of the Father and of Christ
                                               🡣
               in whom are hidden all the treasures
                    ⮡  of wisdom and knowledge ⮠ 

Peace is disturbed when incentive has no purpose.
To remain lethargic in the complacency of corruption heals no soul.
To lift the spirit one must obtain a higher song where wishes call to hope.


God waits to hear from each mortal heart
Due diligence upwells the refreshments of life
Anxiety brings grief but good words lift a heart's joy
Faith guards a peaceful heart with thankful prayers
Faithful hearts ask God to know, test, and show us
God's word instructs us how we ought to walk
One needs to possess one's spirit for sanctification
God from heaven considers each heart's actions
God's words of wisdom is the treasure of awareness
One has to desire a clean steadfast heart
For a heart to come to God it must learn His truth
God's light shines through the knowledge of Christ
God wills we comprehend & be filled in His riches
We should attain confidence, wise in His knowledge

All hearts rest upon the gift of God's light.

  HeartAM3.mp3 (30m 14s)
  
   HeartAM4.mp3 (28m 46s)


... He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out
the work that God does from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11


Invincibly done for our Wonder
He has made everything
Beautiful in its time

No one can find out the work that
🡢 God does from beginning to end

He has put eternity in their hearts

But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20


He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
~ Job 26:7


Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5


... God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints
nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. ~ Isaiah 40:28


... no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open
to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


... we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this
day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives. ~ Deuteronomy 5:24


God is visible in all that can be perceived




Stretches out
Job 26:7
       
All seeing
Hebrews 4:13


Not see Me?


  Ps 147:5 Infinite
  Unsearchable
  Understanding
  Isaiah 40:28
       
Speaks with man  
Deuteronomy 5:24


As we walk through life we see one another. This does not change the fact
while, if we are fortunate enough, to know the bottom of our own hearts,
we can never see or know that naked conscience of another. We can
know of others, but in God's own image, we all maintain autonomy unique
to the psyche of self. To see God is to know of Him, and respond to this
two-way call from the depths of our bottom desires. It is a call to mutually
connect in the holiest of pure unimpeded caring; absolute submission.
This defines a moment, and a test, as marriage reflects this ultimate
human achievement, the genuine commitment over foolish fleeting's.
The magic of love is found in freedom's core, joyously loving others.



"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

... serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord
searches all hearts and understands all ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9


To find God is to know God
          The LORD searches all hearts
      Understands intent of all thoughts

  🡢 Know the God of your father
                            Serve Him
                                  ● with a loyal heart
                                  ● with a willing mind
                              🡥                     🡧 🡣 🡦
              If you seek Him, you will find Him   

'... I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be
My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return ...' ~ Jeremiah 24:7


God comes to a child's honest simple heart
I will give them a heart
  to know Me, that I am the LORD  

I will be their God
and they shall be My people
🡡
they shall return to Me
with their whole heart

So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them
by giving them the Holy Spirit, ... ~ Acts 15:8-9


"... unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 18:3


"... the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward
appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." ~ 1st Samuel 16:7


God dwells in the depths of all Creation
  The LORD does not see as man sees  
🡢 the LORD looks at the heart 🡠

For man look$
🡧                         🡦
At the outward appearance

The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the
answer of the tongue is from the LORD. ... ~ Proverbs 16:1-2


As a Rock His word Remains judging in Truth
Preparations of the heart
Belong to man
🡦   🡧     
All the ways of a man
are pure in his own eyes


  But the answer = from the LORD  
☆ the LORD weighs the spirits ☆

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; ...
~ Proverbs 16:3-5


Eternal Love is where a True Heart Lives
  🡡
Commit your works to the LORD
  🡥   your thoughts will be established   🡤  

    Everyone proud in heart 🡠
= an abomination to the LORD   
Though they join forces
none will go unpunished


The LORD has made all for Himself,
even the wicked for the day of doom
🡣                  

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching
all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27


... the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth,
and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1


The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4


Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:6


... Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:
~ Isaiah 42:5


Given by God the Light that fires in each soul

   forms the spirit
   Zec 12:1
                     
spirit will return to God   
who gave it    Ec 12:6   

The spirit of a man
is the lamp of the LORD


   Almighty gives
   me life    Job 33:4
                      gives breath to   
the people    Isaiah 43:5   

Searching all the inner
depths of his heart



A man's steps are of the LORD; How then can a man
understand his own way? ~ Proverbs 20:24


Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
~ Proverbs 21:2


There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 16:25


Mankind requires proper instructions to live
🡡   A man's steps are of the LORD
the LORD weighs the hearts


  🡣
🌹   




How can a man
understand his own way?







  🥀
Every way of a man
is right in his own eyes



a way that seems right to a man
But its end is the way of death

There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless
the LORD'S counsel-that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21


... He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever
walks wisely will be delivered. ~ Proverbs 28:25-26


Actions reflect purpose and motives rule
                      🡡
  Who trusts in the LORD
                       ⮡  Will be prospered

  Whoever walks wisely
                       ⮡  Will be delivered



  Who is proud of heart stirs up strife
  Who trusts in his own heart is a fool  
                      🡣

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, ... ~ Proverbs 3:5-7


Reliant on God over self declares character
🡡                                        
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
Fear the LORD and depart from evil


acknowledge Him in all your ways
And He shall direct your paths



Do not be wise in your own eyes
  Lean not on your own understanding  
🡣

A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9

"Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright,
But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29


The paranoid pompous greedy ignore their own

🡡 God has made man upright 🡡

  But they have sought out many schemes  
🡣                                                 🡣

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way. ~ Psalms 37:23


O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23


Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God
and into the patience of Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:5


Intuition can hear the nudges of His truth

The way of man
  is nt in himself  
🡣
It is nt in
man who
walks to
direct his
own steps




Now may the Lord  
direct your hearts  
into the love of  
God and into the  
patience of Christ  

You also be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is at hand. ~ James 5:8


Influence is only as good as it results in positive change and upwelling
thoughts to inspire life's progress. It can be a challenge to rely on things
and or people with all the conflicts, and swirling desires enmeshed in
accusations, as well as denials. Time is a creation to test patience in truth,
and reveal individual hearts in trouble. How we respond declares what
we depend upon, ourselves, or a higher sense that knows better than
we ever could. Pure thoughts void of animosities can only be born,
and arise, from the love that extends from without from within. To be
full of self neglects this greater sense of emptying back to God,
and His reason for creation; to retrieve honest souls.


Nature calls to reflect goodness in God's Creation
God has put eternity in the hearts of the faithful
To find God, know and serve Him with a loyal heart
God makes Himself known so as to return to Him
God knows the heart made pure by faith
God requires a pure heart as a child's heart
While man sees outward, God sees the inner heart
Man cannot understand his way without the LORD
While man justifies himself, the LORD will judge
As man declares what is right, it may end in death
Man has many plans but the LORD's Word rules
God delights in a good man who steps in His ways
Man cannot direct his own steps void of God's Word
Patience establishes a heart waiting on the Lord

Loyal Hearts find God in Service to His Word.

  HeartAM5.mp3 (29m 26s)
  
   HeartAM6.mp3 (27m 48s)


As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
~ Proverbs 27:19


"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. ..."
~ Matthew 12:35-37


One cannot hide from essence of heart
Treasure of heart


       Good man                Evil man
               🡣                             🡣
      Brings forth            Brings forth
      Good things             Evil things
                   🡦                   🡧
              in the day of judgment
 🡢 Give account for every idle word  
               🡣      Revealed      🡣
         Justified              Condemned

"... out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

It is difficult to see a closed heart

                              Weakness
                                                              Selfish
        Hating






   Fear    

             Strengths
                                   Giving
    Loving

  Joy     
Abundance
of the Heart
    Hope  

    Desire               Abilities

              Compassion     

 Listening
💗 
    Envy  




   Desire                                                 Sorrow

                                       Contempt

                Obstinate
                                                                      Treasure

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly
or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:7


God wants your heart not your money
God loves a cheerful giver
🡤   🡡   🡥
Let each one give
as he purposes in his heart


 🚫 Not grudgingly or of necessity  

... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ...
~ Hebrews 10:22


Joining in faith together is God's plan
          Draw near with a true heart
                               🡣
             in full assurance of faith
         🡧
  Having hearts
      🡣
         ⮡  from an evil conscience  
      🡣
  Bodies washed with pure water  


"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of
his heart will flow rivers of living water." ~ John 7:38


"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Matthew 6:21

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Luke 12:34

... be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4


Calm spirits lift wisdom to heaven's heights
Very precious in the sight of God
🡣
Not merely outward
🡦   
The hidden person of the heart
with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit
   🡧

... opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for
those who boast in appearance and not in heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:12


Arrogance has the aroma of an evil heart
               Do not
  Commend ourselves
  Give you opportunity
          to boast on
           an answer
                              🡦

Accept
Truth
Deny
Truth
Those who boast  
in appearance    
and not in heart   
                                   

... If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again
consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
~ 2nd Corinthians 10:7


Earth's prison bars traps one under the sky
  Do you look at things according  
to the outward appearance?



🡢 Convinced Christ in you?

Consider this in you 🡠
That just as you are Christ's
Even so we all are Christ's

And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:23

For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.
Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. ~ Romans 14:8


The souls of all mankind cascade back to God

Live or die       
                        We are the Lord's  


    If we live
  We live to
    The Lord
If we die       
we die to       
the Lord       



Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:16


Excellence of wisdom has no price
Do not lose heart

Inward man is
🡢 Being renewed 🡠
Day by day


  Outward man is perishing  

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9


Each path has penetrating forks to tomorrow
            ⮣  While doing good
    Do not
           ● Grow weary
           ● Lose heart



  In due season we shall reap  

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" ~ Galatians 4:6


Cherish life's beat in each given breath
God has sent forth
the Spirit of His Son
🡣
⸫ Because you are sons

  🡢 into your hearts, crying out  
"Abba, Father!"

... justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace ... ~ Romans 5:1-2


Holding hope by faith ensures Grace
Justified by faith
We have peace with God
Through our Lord Jesus Christ
🡣
Whom also we have access
by faith into this grace


  🡢 in which we stand, and rejoice  
🡢 in hope of the glory of God      

The light from above pierces all
Grace

Access

by faith
⇗     ⇖
Peace with God
  Through our Lord Jesus Christ  

We stand and rejoice
↝ Hope of the glory of God ↜

... hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured
out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ~ Romans 5:3-5


God's Fishing Hook

  Suffering
     n
     d
     u
     r      h
     a      o
     n      p
     character  
     e



Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes,
it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord. ~ Psalms 31:24


Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen
your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! ~ Psalms 27:14


Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah ~ Psalms 62:8


For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
~ Psalms 33:21


But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
~ Psalms 13:5


... lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the
living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is call "Today," lest any of
you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ~ Hebrews 3:12-15


Tears in the absence of His Truths from heaven
  We have become partakers of Christ if
                                                              🡧

             Today hear His voice
                  ⮡  exhort one another daily
                          ⮡  hold confidence to the end  

  Do not harden your hearts:
          ● as in the rebellion
          ● through the deceitfulness of sin
                                         
🡣
                 An evil heart of unbelief departs  
                        ⮡  From the living God ⮠

"Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His
statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day." ~ 1st Kings 8:61


Overwhelming joy for His Love for us
  Loyal heart to the LORD our God
               🡣
          this day


                ● Walk in His statutes
                ● Keep His commandments  

... good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you
in every good word and work. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17


Why should we deny the best life offers in Him?
  Our God and Father who loves us
     our Lord Jesus Christ Himself

   Given us
           ● Everlasting consolation
           ● Good hope by grace


     Comfort and establish our hearts  
      🡢 in every good word and work

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give
a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:15


The test for eternal life paces before us all
Sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts
🡣
Always be ready to give
  A defense to everyone who asks
 
🡡                           🡡
A reason for the hope in you
With meekness and fear


Each of us reaches out to hold on to something, which includes both
the tangible and intangible. What we seek declares who we are; the
dichotomies that divide those good and evil battles from within. For a
heart to flourish in the light, one must hear that higher call where birds
sing, and the sun rises on all life. To meet that moment, caring for those
closest holds more relevance than distant anchors of disgust, which
may tend to dismiss and or stumble upon those said closest.
Hearts dance to the beat where love cancels hate.


Hearts are given to Find the Depths of Being
The heart is a window to the mirror of the soul
Accountability and judgment comes by one's words
The heart contains treasures that guide the spirit
Belief in God brings out the best one can be
God's sees beauty in the heart of a quiet spirit
Hypocrites boast in appearance but not in heart
In life or death all are subject to God through Christ
Faith in God gives peaceful access to His good grace
Hope is where hearts reaches for God
Knowing God fulfills the deepest desires to live
Trusting & waiting on God strengthens the heart
A hardened heart denies the assurances of God
God's word comes to comfort & establish our hearts

To appreciate life, it is God who gives life.

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   HeartAM8.mp3 (33m 40s)


... whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
~ 1st John 3:16-21


Love's expression finds worth in giving
He laid down His life for us
🡤     🡡     🡥
By this we know love
🡡                                                     🡡
  Lay down your lives for the brethren  

Whoever has this world's goods
and sees his brother in need
shuts up his heart from him
🡣                                                      🡣
How is the love of God in him?

Free hearts drop guilt for the pursuit of love
Let us not love in word or in tongue
⮡  But in deed and in truth

By this we know we are of the truth
  and shall assure our hearts before Him  


    if our heart  
condemns us,
God is greater
than our heart, and
knows all things

if our heart does
not condemn us
  we have     
confidence
toward God

... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there
is no creature hidden from His sight, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-13


God's word opens horizons otherwise unknown
The word of God = living
+
Powerful
+
Sharper than any two-edged sword
Piercing division of soul and spirit


+ = a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart



No creature = hidden from His sight
  🡢 to Him whom we must give account  

... having heard the word with a noble and good heart,
keep it and bear fruit with patience. ~ Luke 8:11-15


Truth is often dismissed or purposely forgotten
The seed is the word of God
🡦       🡣       🡧
               By the wayside hear                  
Then the word is out of their hearts

  🡢 Lest they should believe and be saved 🡠  

                  On the rock hear                     
Receive the word with joy
Have no root, believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away

Shallow origins awake hearing the call
Ones that fell among thorns hear
Go out and are choked with cares,
  riches, and pleasures of life      
Bring no fruit to maturity

Ones on the good ground
      Having heard the word          
With a noble and good heart
  Keep it and bear fruit with patience  

All struggle to escape the rocky thorns of living
  Wayside
              ● Dismiss
              ● Careless

  Rocks
              ● Shallow
              ● Temptations

  Thorns
              ● Forgetful
              ● Worldly

  Fertile
              ● Patient
              ● Godly


"The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom,
but the tares are the sons of the wicked one." ~ Matthew 13:38


But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-18


As weather grows cold, so do hearts
🡡   Fruit of righteousness is sown in peace   🡡
Wisdom is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality and without hypocrisy

  if bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts  
🡢 do not boast and lie against the truth 🡠
🡣
This wisdom does not descend from above
is earthly, sensual, demonic
🡧                  🡦
🡣       Where envy and self-seeking exist       🡣
confusion and every evil thing are there

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
~ Proverbs 14:30


Truth cannot be contradicted or denied
  A Sound Heart = Life to the Body  
Envy = Rottenness to the Bones

He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live. ~ Proverbs 4:4


Cognitive powers have no equal

       ⮣  Live
  Taught:
       ⮡  Let your heart retain my words
                             ⮡  Keep my commands  


Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with
those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-26


Truths are useless without application
             Pursue righteousness; faith, love, peace
   ✓   With who call on the Lord out of a pure
heart

  Flee youthful lusts and foolish ignorant disputes
                           ⮡  Knowing they generate strife


     A servant of the Lord
         ⮡  Must not quarrel but be gentle to all
                 ⮡  Able to teach, patient, in humility
                        ⮡  Correcting who are in opposition

 🡢   Perhaps know truth and come to their senses   🡠 
      God grant them repentance to escape the devil

"If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at
the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7


Noble hearts use caution to control desire
              If you do well
   Will you not be accepted?
                        🡣
     And if you do not do well
          Sin lies at the door

              🡦
              And its desire is for you

                        🡤    🡡    🡥
            But you should rule over it   

... Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,
you double-minded. ~ James 4:7-8


Willingness to sacrifice for truth takes courage
Submit to God
🡢 Draw near to God 🡠
and He will draw near to you

  Resist the devil; he will flee from you  
🡣
Cleanse your hands, you sinners
            purify your hearts ⮠
                       ⮡  you double-minded

... love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again,
not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:22-25


Connection is better than isolated torture
Having been born again
Not of corruptible seed but incorruptible
Through the word of God which abides forever
🡣

in obeying the truth through the Spirit
in sincere love of the brethren
🡣
You have purified your soul
🡧      🡦

Love one another fervently with a pure heart
🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡
  This = the word of the LORD preached to you  

"... By this all will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another." ~ John 13:34-35


Without love suffocation is near
As I have loved you
I give you a new commandment
🡣
That you love one another
🡧        🡦

If you have love for one another
  All will know you are My disciples  

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5-7


Direction's purpose is either thorns or roses
Purpose of the commandment
= love from a pure heart, from a
Good conscience, from sincere faith

🡢  Some have strayed  🡠
Turned aside to idle talk
Desiring to be teachers of the law
Understanding neither what they
  Say nor the things which they affirm  

God's word inspires the blossoming of a soul
  🡢 Purpose of the commandment
            🡣
        Is love
                  ● From a pure heart
                  ● From a good conscience  
                  ● From sincere faith

... "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, ... ~ Mark 7:20-23


"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." ~ Matthew 15:19


Terrifyingly, each of us has the power to murder

  ● Evil thoughts
  ● Adulteries
  ● Fornications
  ● Murders
  ● Thefts
  ● Blasphemies
  ● False witness
  What comes out of a man
                         ⮡  that defiles a man
From within
    ⮡  Out of the heart of men proceed

         ● Evil thoughts     ● Deceit
         ● Adulteries           ● Lewdness
         ● Fornications      ● An evil eye
         ● Murders              ● Blasphemy
         ● Thefts                   ● Pride
         ● Covetousness   ● Foolishness  
         ● Wickedness

  Out of
  The Heart

... alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them,
because of the blindness of their heart; ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19


Brutally dishonest, lies numb the heart
  Alienated from the life of God
                          🡣
     Their understanding darkened
              ⮩  of the ignorance in them
                   of blindness of their heart


               🡢 Who past feeling work all 🡠  
                Uncleanness with Greediness
                          Given to lewdness

They devise iniquities: "We have perfected a shrewd scheme."
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. ~ Psalms 64:6


Evil's hidden darkness has no rays of heart
  The inward thought and the heart  
  ⮡  of man are deep
🡣
They devise iniquities:
"Perfected shrewd schemes"

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh
his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5


"... I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give
every man according to his ways, ..." ~ Jeremiah 17:9-10


How quickly the heart disappears from view
Above all things
The heart is deceitful
And desperately wicked


Who can know it?

I, the LORD, search the heart
I test the mind
🡧                           🡦
To give every man according to
   his ways; the fruit of his doings   


As we travel upon the waves of time, each heart hopes
for assistance in obtaining joy or sanctuary from the horrors of living.
Endurance leads to more as all sails push forward. It is the breath of God
that delivers that deepest of laughter when heard for the truth that it is.
To remain ignorant of His will only leads to confusion and the
corruption that envelops all disloyal destructive hearts.
Love has always been the key to set one free.


Dark hearts are the Cancer that Devours Love
Not helping one another is what condemns a heart
God's truths pierces the spirit to heal the soul
Patience in belief settles the spirit of good soul
Envy & self-seeking destroys any peace of heart
Righteousness, faith, and love deliver a pure heart
Sin is a battle of conscience one should rule over
Submitting to God cleanses a heart from hypocrisy
Obeying truth lifts a heart out of the corruptible
Love for one another is a highest of calls from God
Love from a pure heart is Gods own call for us to be
Each soul produces heartfelt shine; dark or light
Cold blind ignorance darkens a heart from truth
A wicked heart's fruits will find abrupt judgment

God desires to reach each heart with His truths.

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"Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside
and serve other gods and worship them, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 11:16


Caution means little to the reckless
Lest your heart be deceived
🡧         🡦

🡢 Take heed to yourselves 🡠
🡦         🡧
And you turn aside and
  Serve and worship other gods  

"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, ... ~ Luke 21:34-36


Sorrow grips all hearts seeking relief
  Watch to stand before the Son of Man
      🡣
    take heed
to yourselves
              ⮡  Lest your hearts weighed down
                              ⮡  with
                                        ● Carousing
                                        ● Drunkenness
                                        ● Cares of this life

  Pray you may be counted worthy
      ⮡  to escape that unexpected snare Day  

They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; ...
~ Hosea 7:2


The cost of living is due before God alone
Consider in heart
🡧    ❣    🡦

🡢 I remember all their wickedness 🡠
🡣

  ⮎ Their own deeds surround them ⮌  
🡤       🡡       🡥
They are before My face
🌌

... "You are those who justify yourselves before men,
but God knows your hearts. ..." ~ Luke 16:14-15


Murderous madness consumes hearts of greed
Who were lovers of money
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Derided Him and the things He said
🡦                                          
God knows your hearts
🡣
👉 You are those who justify 👑
Yourselves before men

🡧              🏰              🡦
What is highly esteemed among men
  is an abomination in the sight of God  

... some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows. ~ 1st Timothy 6:10


Worship involves pinnacle desires of heart
Love of money
=
a root of all kinds of evil
🡡
 |
 |
 |
 |        
 🡢   Some have strayed from the faith   🡠 
in their greediness and pierced
themselves through with sorrows

                                         🡣

O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved.
How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you? ~ Jeremiah 4:14


Force of thought commands character
That you may be saved
🡣
  Wash your heart from wickedness  

How long shall
evil thoughts
be in you?

"Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart may be forgiven you." ~ Acts 8:22


A seared conscience has no mercy
  Repent of your wickedness  
🡣
Pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart
may be forgiven you

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their ways are His delight. ~ Proverbs 11:20


Conduct without restraints condemns

  Perverse heart = abomination to LORD

Blameless in their ways = His delight


Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who
has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure. ~ Psalms 101:5


Wretched ambiance follows the proud
  Who
      ⮡  Has a haughty look
             ⮡  a proud heart
                                  🡣

              Secretly slanders his neighbor  

                        Him I will;
                                        ● destroy
                               🡣      ● not endure

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,
And before honor is humility. ~ Proverbs 18:12


Soft or harsh hearts declare decency
The heart of a man   
🡧        🡦
Before honor = Humility 🡡

  Before destruction = Haughty 🡣  

"But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride,
he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him."
~ Daniel 5:20


All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to
His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants ... ~ Daniel 4:35


Importance is derived in usefulness
All the inhabitants of the earth
🡢 Are reputed as nothing 🡠

He does according to His will
in the army of heaven And among
the inhabitants of the earth

No one can restrain His hand Or
  say to Him, "What have You done?"  

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceives himself. ~ Galatians 6:3


... thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives
his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ... ~ James 1:26-27


Desperation leads to impulsive outbursts
  Think you are religious ?
     ⮡  and do not bridle your tongue
            ⮡  you deceive your own heart
                   ⮡  one's religion is useless


   Pure and undefiled religion   🡠
     before God and the Father is this:
                 to visit orphans and widows  
                      ⮡  in their trouble
                 to keep oneself unspotted
                      ⮡  from the world

"But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things
and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads," ...
~ Ezekiel 11:21


Strength of spirit finds debauchery repulsive
  For ⮷
     ⮱ Whose hearts follow
              ⮡  Desire for detestable things
                      ⮡  and their abominations
 

           I GOD will recompense their
             deeds on their own heads

... get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, ...
~ Ezekiel 18:30-31


Truth honored returns the heights of heaven
I will judge you says the Lord GOD
🡣
Every one according to his ways
🡧           🡦
🡢   Repent, and turn     
From all your transgressions
So that iniquity will not be your ruin
Cast away all your transgressions


  🡢 Get a new heart and a new spirit 🡠  

Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart
from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3


Evil's collapse swirls upon the innocent
  In latter times some will depart the faith

       ● Giving heed to deceiving spirits
       ● Doctrines of demons
       ● Speaking lies in hypocrisy
       ● Having their conscience seared
       ● Forbidding to marry
       ● Commanding to abstain from foods  


       🡢 God created us to be thankful 🡠 
       by who believe and know the truth

... do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and
by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
~ Romans 16:17-18


Greed undermines decency as it falls flat
  Note those who:           ⮣  avoid them
     🡢 Cause divisions and offenses
     🡢 Contrary to doctrine you learned
                                  🡣
        Those do not serve Jesus Christ
             🡣                   ⮡  But their own belly
 
  By smooth words
  and flattering speech

             🡣
        Deceive the hearts of the simple

... in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord, ... ~ Ephesians 5:17-21


A hearts deepest song liberates back to God
Do not be unwise
Understand what the will of the
Lord =

            Do not be drunk with wine (delutions)
🡣
Be filled with the Spirit
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your heart

  🡢 to the Lord God, giving thanks always 🡠  
submitting to one another in fear of God

... singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in
word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, ... ~ Colossians 3:15-17


In who we are is in what we do
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
🡣
Called in one body to be thankful
The word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing
🡣
  In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs  
singing with grace in your hearts to God
🡤 🡡 🡥
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
🡢 thanks to God the Father through Him 🡠

... as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with
goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6-7


The greatest one can do is for others
       ⮣  as bondservants of Christ
  Doing the will of God from the heart
                                 🡣
    🡢 With goodwill doing service 🡠
      as to the Lord, and nt to men

                                 🡣
                              Nt with eyeservice  
                                 as men - pleasers

... who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness
and reveal the counsels of the hearts. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 4:5


Justice emancipates truth over all falsehoods
Until the Lord comes
Judge nothing before the time
🡣
God will bring to light
  The hidden things of darkness and  
Reveal the counsels of the hearts
🡦              🡡              🡧
Each one's praise
Will come from God



Terror has familiarity across all ages of mankind. Expeditions in living
have had diverse battle colors, just now current, and in countless past
spectrums. Love and hate too often has pushed passions past civility.
Hope has been a genuine call to survival. Comfort sought by the elite
has always subjected the meek. Human fish hooks seek freedom
from this monster trolling pole. What sinks the unity of a people is
acceptance of a liars lies. This is why His word has come to us.


Materialism is a test for what truly draws a heart
Take heed to not have heavy hearts of earthly cares
Do not forget God remembers all wicked acts
God knows all hearts in how and what they desire
The love of money pierces a heart of sorrows
Prayer is essential in requesting His forgiveness
Perverse secretive hearts are an abomination
Proud/haughty have no inheritance in God's realm
Hardened hearts hold the disease of arrogance
Repent, cast away, and turn from one's sins
Evils will remain in the times of unfaithful deceit
Watch, corrupt desires will corrupt simple hearts
Do all in thankfulness through the peace of God
God's judgment will praise those in His light

The heart is a light given by God to shine.

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HeartAM13.mp3 (31m 32s)


"Now, therefore," says the LORD, "Turn to Me with all your heart, ..."
~ Joel 2:12-13


Crippled are all those who miss God
               Return says the LORD
                              🡣
         Turn to Me with all your heart
   Rend your heart, not your garments

  The LORD your God is;
                 ● Gracious and merciful
                 ● Slow to anger
                 ● Of great kindness
                 ● Relents from doing harm

... who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... ~ Isaiah 57:15


Easy to know help is required
🡢 Says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity
Whose name is Holy:


I dwell With him who has
a contrite and humble spirit
  To revive the spirit of the humble  
And to revive the heart
of the contrite ones

Hearts are called to settle upon goodness
Peace                                                                        
                            Found
Hopeful                         
                                                                       Immortality


    Love        





Anxiety                       
                           Hopeless
Mortality                               
                                 Hate
   Lost    


REVIVE

    Lies   

Death                          
                         Distrust
Sorrow                                    
                                   Fear







          Life    

Truth                                                                              
                                                           Forgiveness
Happiness                                  
               Trust

The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit. ~ Psalms 34:18


Repentance is a call back to God's ways
The LORD = near
🡧       🡦
  To those who have a broken heart  

And saves such as have
a contrite spirit

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3


God looks for noble spirits
The refining pot is for silver
the furnace for gold


  But the LORD tests the hearts  

... who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God
will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; ... ~ Isaiah 35:4


Fear of man is not trust in God
Say to who are fearful-hearted
🡧          🡦

Be strong, do not fear!


  🡢 God will come with vengeance 🡠 
With the recompense of God
He will come and save you

"... these words which I command you today shall be in your heart."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5-6


A place to be is a heart that is free
   You shall love the LORD your God


          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your strength


  These words shall be in your heart  

"... ĎAnd you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' ...Ē ~ Mark 12:30


Genuine devotion lights eternity's truths
  You shall love the LORD your God  


          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your mind
          🡢 with all your strength


      This = the first commandment

"... the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him
with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Deuteronomy 4:29


To find all, peace resides at the bottom
  Seek the LORD your God
       🡦
       You will find Him if you seek Him  
                        ● with all your heart
                        ● with all your soul

... you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13


God calls to each waiting for the return plea
  Call upon Me
                      🡤
         Go and pray to Me
          ⮡  I will listen to you

     You will seek Me and find Me  
       ⮡  When you search for Me
             🡢 With all your heart

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable
in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalms 19:14


Seeking His truths strengthens a heart
  Let ⮷
     ⮱ the words of my mouth
         the meditation of my heart  
          🡣

          Be acceptable in Your sight  
          🡣
          O LORD
                 ● my strength
                 ● my Redeemer

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, ... ~ Proverbs 3:3


Mercy is a soul's compassion for others
  Let not ⮷
     ⮱ Mercy and truth forsake you
                              🡣
       Bind them around your neck
                        🡧   🡣   🡦
                  Write them on the tablet  
                        of your heart

... but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone
but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:2-3


His word is a furnace of heart in blazing truth
Christ's epistle written in our hearts
🡦         
Known and read by all men;
🡣
Written nt with ink
🡢 But by the Spirit of the living God  

Not on tablets of stone
but on tablets f the heart

"... I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," ...
~ Hebrews 10:16-17


Forgiveness is the Grace of His love
The covenant that I make
Says the LORD:

  I will put My laws into their hearts  
🡢 in their minds I will write them

Their sins and their lawless deeds
I will remember no more

... the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, ...
~ Romans 1:16-19


God's word emancipates each heart that believes
The gospel of Christ = the power of God
     🡣
To salvation for everyone who believes

🡢 in it the righteousness of God is revealed
"The just shall live by faith"

  The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against  
all ungodliness and unrighteousness
🡢 of men, who suppress the truth
in unrighteousness


God has shown it to them

... For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Romans 10:6-10


Faith is found in not judging worth in others
The righteousness of faith
Speaks in this way

🡣
Do not say in your heart
🡧         🡦
  'Who will
  🡡  ascend into    
    heaven?'
'Who will   
    descend into  🡣  
the abyss?'  

∴ Faith in Christ

God is close as we admit His presence
⬐ Righteousness of faith says:       
The word of faith preached is near you
in your mouth and in your heart

If you confess with your mouth
  the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart  

that God has raised Him from the dead
🡢 you will be saved

  With the heart  
One believes unto righteousness

For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
~ 1st Corinthians 11:31


Honest introspection purges prejudice
  if
     🡢 We would judge ourselves  
     🡢 We would not be judged

... slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form
of doctrine to which you were delivered. ~ Romans 6:17


Eyes open see heaven's glory
God be Thanked
🡤    🡡    🡥
Though you were slaves of sin
🡣
You obeyed from the heart
     🡥                               🡦
  Doctrine which you were Delivered  

... he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God
keeps him busy with the joy of his heart. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:19-20


Regard for gifts of God declares submission
          🡢 This is the gift of God
        Every man to whom God has
                                                 🡧
     ● Given riches and wealth
     ● Given him power to eat of it
     ● To receive his heritage   🡦
     ● Rejoice in his labor

     God keeps him busy
  With the joy of his heart
      He will
  🡧   not dwell  
      unduly in
      his life

... "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said,
"I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."~ Acts 8:37


To see heaven is to believe in it
You may
🡧            🡦
  If you believe with all your heart  

I believe that Jesus Christ
= the Son of God

"... there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant
and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts."
~ 2nd Chronicles 6:14


As God gives He expects the same
  LORD God
   in heaven
    on earth   🡦
                        Who keep Your
                    Covenant and mercy
                                 🡣
  🡡
                      With Your servants
                    Who walk before You  
                      With all their hearts

"... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
~ John 14:27


Harmony vibrates from all the stars above
    Peace I leave with you
🡧    🡦
      Nt as the world gives
       Do I give to you
   🡙
  Let nt your heart be troubled  
neither let it be afraid

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1


Earth is the womb delivering hope's faith
Believe also in Me
🡡
You believe in God
🡡
  Let not your heart be troubled  

"Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that
it will be just as it was told me." ~ Acts 27:25


Arms are meant for grasping to catch truth
Take heart    
🡧   🡣   🡦    
  Believe God that it will  
Be just as it was told

But above all these things put on love, which
is the bond of perfection. ~ Colossians 3:14


Shining hope arrives when love is all
Above all these things

🡢 Put on

  Love = the bond of perfection  


To never know God is as to never live.

Awake to God reveals the Greatest in Life
God desires our inward heart over outward masks
God dwells with all humble spirits who mourn
Our revival is where faith conquers all
Fear is short of faith, and in His strong promises
Absolute love for God describes the top of character
God hears all hearts who honestly seek Him
Mercy and truth are the high waters of a heart
God's salvation plan forgives obedient hearts
Call for higher faith in Christ over judging others
Deliverance comes by earnestly following His word
Joyfully busy is God's gift to all genuine hearts
Peace is the greatest rest He gives to all believers
Faith is confidence in the eventual outcome

Heaven holds the heart of God for the faithful.


Opinion and bias guide each sinking or lifting moment in all civilizations,
where inevitably they fail to remember past stumbling's, and revert
to primordial lusts with little respect for decency. Rebellion holds
widespread anger crimes running rampant as the people cry for freedom,
in the blindness of countless liars. Noble actors evaporate in the fog.
The curtain always falls on those who cannot see the stage.
Unfortunately, humanity has the infectious disease of careless
forgetfulness, especially when societies want to set aside
and or blame the tyranny they believe oppresses them.

Crucibles of hate tarnish the edges as we try to climb out of mediocrity.

As God fades from our memories, we have no excuse when we lose
ourselves to the idols of our creation. Without sensibility, unity is only
a dream, and where all seeking quests have ridden for ongoing eons.
People can only find when they come to know. Ignorance has little
foundation, and more often eases into corruption. God gave us the
tools to gain the best outcome, if our choices are wise enough, and our
hearts are lovingly patient enough, to stand for His truths of character;
then our children may well in fact survive to meet another day.


Godless, heartless societies
have no chance of survival.

Darkness is the loneliness of a cold heart.


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6/25/2023 ~ Works By Example

👷
  WorksByExampleAM.mp3 (32m 11s)
  

  WorksByExample.pptx       

Darkness cannot overtake the power of Godís Light

In our quest to achieve, direction of thought defines our essence.

... "Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden
your hearts as in the rebellion." ~ Hebrews 3:15


Actions Declare Character
Act on His Word
🡡

Hear His Voice

  Harden your heart  

🡣
    Do not act on His Word
   


... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
~ John 6:29


Belief is buried in what one holds deepest
                                             Trust

        Accept as true

                              Be certain of

  Have faith in

                           Have confidence in  

     Believe in Him

                                       Consider


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10


The image of God is intended for all His creatures
                                 Eternity
                  Love
                                                   Loyalty

         Truth
                         Righteousness


      Wisdom                               Friendship

   🡢 God prepared beforehand 🡠   
         We should walk in them


... not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
~ Ephesians 5:15-17


... affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God
should be careful to maintain good works. ... ~ Titus 3:8


"... Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Not everyone who
says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 7:16-21


The fruits of spirit reveal the soul
  ● By their fruits you will know them

Good tree bears good fruit 🡢 Pruned
Bad tree bears bad fruit 🡢 Burned

  Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'  
shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
Who does the will of My Father in heaven


Without honesty there is no reward
  To enter the kingdom of heaven  
🡡
Who does the will of

God in heaven


... Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive
about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:13-16


Decent sanity breaks-up without sense of God
  If we are faithless, He remains faithful

Remind them of these things
charging them not to strive about words
to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers

  ● Be diligent to present yourself approved
     to God, a worker who does not need to be
     ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth  

name calling     gossip
  profane and idle babblings  
they will increase to more ungodliness

... A true witness delivers souls, But a deceitful witness speaks lies.
~ Proverbs 14:23-25


Truth lifts souls while liars abysmally descend
   Crown of the wise = their riches   
    The foolishness of fools = folly

                      🡩
      A true witness delivers souls
    A deceitful witness speaks lies
                            🡣


... so great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us, ... ~ Hebrews 12:1


Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them,
that your progress may be evident to all. ~ 1st Timothy 4:15


"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16


Each of us holds a talent no others possess.
To find this quality, and use it to bring about benefits, for self and others,
is the best a soul can achieve. Nirvana is a quest in obtaining personal
awareness. It is not a competition with others but a honing of personal
excellence. Jobs in the mundane world can sour a soul in recognizing
what is finest in given gifts, especially when drawn into apathy and
cynicism. To be in front of the war of social indifference, passion must be
ignited to pursue those hobbies or aptitudes meant to fulfill living oneís life.

Too many leave with no legacy, for they themselves
never find the meaning of their greatest purpose.
Without personal purpose, life becomes lost.
Love is taken away when anxiety is filled with depression.


And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet
urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful. ~ Titus 3:14


Best use of resources over frivolous irresponsibility
  Learn to maintain good works  
       ⮡  to meet urgent needs
             ⮡  not be unfruitful


Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his
hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
~ Ephesians 4:28


Our best actions come by what we give to others
               taking
  Who stole steal no longer
            ⮡  let him labor
                        ⮡  working what is good  
                                 🡣
                            to give who has need


... be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual
understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,
being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
~ Colossians 1:9-10


Knowledge with understanding only applies if employed
  Do not cease to pray
    ⮡  ask that you may be filled with
🡣
knowledge of His will
  in all wisdom / spiritual understanding
       ⮡  may walk worthy of the Lord
            ⮡  fully pleasing Him, being fruitful
                       in every good work

  ● Increasing in the knowledge of God  


In the vast arena of life choices are made, and must be made,
if spiritual salvation is to enter a soulís existence. To dismiss
consciousness of conscience is to the detriment of a soul. Oblivion
is guaranteed for the dishonest and unfruitful as they pillage the land.
Eons of man have chosen lies over truth. The children, struggling to
become adults, have suffered for lack of truth without honest mentors.
Institutions are rooted in the mired condoning of lies to boost selfish
monetary profits. Corporations instruct employees to lie, the works of
greed. Without honesty, the light only dims for the hope of freedom,
where love can flourish.


Truth is found by believing in Godís Word of Life
Hear God and do not harden your heart to Him
To believe in Jesus is a working call by God
God created His creation to uphold good character
God wills we be careful and understand His will
God wills we constantly maintain good works
A soul will be known by the fruits they produce
God wills we recall His warnings of ungodliness
God sees labors of the humbly wise & deceitful liars
God calls for us to meditate upon His words of truth
God wills we shine with our good works
Said to learn to maintain the needs of good works
God wills that we forgo thievery for giving hearts
To pray unceasingly seeking & applying His truths

God will judge hearts as
seeking Him over self-seeking.

Darkness has no source.


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8/6/2023 ~ Heart of God


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  HeartOfGod.pptx


Darkness has a heart of emptiness.
God commands both physical and spiritual truths.

... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ 1st John 1:5

Light is the essence of all vision
God = Light

  In Him = no darkness  

... God divided the light from the darkness. ~ Genesis 1:3-4

There have been countless beliefs in the times of earth where mankind
has offered up various creeds to acknowledge and worship deity.
Whatever stories or concoctions are conceived, the fact of
God Almighty remains across any and all doctrines.


... You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made
summer and winter. ~ Psalms 74:16-17


Regardless of opinion God is
  The day and the night is yours

  You have:
      ● Prepared the light
                                 ⮡  the sun
Top            
      ● Set all the borders of the earth  
Bottom        
      ● Made summer and winter
                                     ⮡  Time

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," ...
~ Revelation 1:8


Help comes by accepting Eternity
 🡢  I am the Lord Almighty  
       the Alpha and the Omega  
   🡧                                🡦  
  Beginning                               End       
🡣             🡤   🡡   🡥             🡡
  Who was    🡠 who is 🡢    who is to  
                    🡧   🡣   🡦           come
Timeless

... In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. ~ John 1:1-4

Genuine love originates where giving is all
                                                                                      TRUTH
In the beginning was the Word
     TRUTH            🡣                    
  The Word was God and with God
  Christ                                  |           
 He was in the beginning ⮠            
     ⮡   All things made through Him  
Nothing was made without Him
                          🡣
                       🡢 In Him was Life
Life was the light of men  ⮠

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man,
that He should repent. ..." ~ Numbers 23:19


Truth resides in the womb of creation
🡢  God does not lie or repent    

Has He said, and will He not do?
Spoken and not make it good?
🡤   🡡  🡥
🡢 A God of truth 🡠
Without injustice
All His ways = justice
  Righteous and upright = He  

... A God of truth and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
~ Deuteronomy 32:4


Timeless truths shelter a soul from the deceptions of man.

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust Him.
~ Proverbs 30:5


As short is long trust shelters the strong
  Every word of God = Pure  

He = a Shield
🡣

To those who put
trust in Him

"... You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."
~ Revelation 4:11


Admitting truth is not pretending truth
O Lord
You are worthy


        To recieve:       Glory
                                  Honor
                                  Power

  For You created all things
           ⮡  by Your will they exist  
                                ⮡  were created  

... "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out
the heavens all alone, ..." ~ Isaiah 44:24


Single essence is the nature of all
            I am the LORD
                🡣              ⮡  Your Redeemer  

  Who formed you from the womb
  Who makes all things
  Who stretches out the heavens
                 ⮡  all alone
  Who spreads abroad the earth
                 ⮡  by Myself

... every perfect gift is from above, and comes down
from the Father of lights, ... ~ James 1:17-20


The gifts of character dwell in the heart of God
  Every good and perfect gift = from above  
🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣   🡣
Comes down from the Father of lights
⮡  Whom there = no variation ⮠
or shadow of turning

🡢 Of His own will He brought us forth
by the word of truth ⮠       |
                                                          🡣
 Be  ● swift to hear Patient    🡠  might be a kind
       ● slow to speak Thoughtful     of firstfruits of
       ● slow to wrath Calm          His creatures
           🡦 Righteousness of God 🡧

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all
acquit the wicked. ... ~ Nahum 1:3


His Glory is amazement in everlasting wonder
The LORD =  Slow to anger
Great in Power

🡢 He will not at all acquit the wicked 🡠
  The clouds are the dust of His feet  

The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4


Faith and belief in His power of creation is the best at justifying life.

... For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. ...
~ Psalms 36:9-10


Before and in Time Life lives in Light
  With You = The fountain of life  
🡦        🡧
In Your light we see light
🡧    🡦
Continue Your lovingkindness
to those who know you
            🡧
Your righteousness
🡢 to the upright in heart    

... 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. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6


Without light knowledge holds no glory
🡢 God 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

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is
in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. ~ John 1:18


Truth's transparency endures forever
No one has seen God at any time

🡤     🡡     🡥
The only begotton Son
  who is in the bosom of the Father  
🡧   🡣   🡦
He has declared Him
Christ                          TRUTH

... "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20


The edge of all reality is unviewable half less the presence of God.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. ...
~ Colossians 1:15-17


All things created hinge on God's love
He = before all things
and in Him all things consist

  He = the image of the invisible God  
the firstborn over all creation

All things were created
through Him and for Him

by Him all things were created
🡢 in heaven and on earth 🡠
visible and invisible

Upon the essence of all is the presence of God.
His tangible representation, of the intangible, is found in the
declared words, and life, of Christ, the image of the invisible God, who
is undeniably visible at all real locations. To deny or accept the truth of
God is what God waits for, the cares of a heart for Him over His creation.
Creation exposes the inextricable connection to an Omnipotent God.


God's height has no limit from bottom to top
God is light and in Him is no darkness at all
God sees all in the light of His creation
God is present from beginning to end in all
God's truth is the foundation of all reality
God does not lie or repent but boldly declares truth
By God's will existence of life is part of His creation
God created an opening cosmos; alone by Himself
God wills truth as a condition for His creatures
In all the storms of life God will have His way
The Spirit of God gives life
Righteousness comes by the qualities God holds
God brings truth to us through Jesus Christ
Christ declares the will of God for man to know

God's heart wills that we come to Him wholly.

  HeartOfGodAM3.mp3 (32m 52s)       HeartOfGodAM4.mp3 (29m 00s)
                         

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament
shows His handiwork. ~ Psalms 19:1


Glory has no words for the extent of His care
The heavens
 declare the glory of God 


        Macro
        Forward
        Out
            Space             UP            Expanse
        🡡
        SKY
  COLD       The firmament         HOT  
shows His handiwork
       🡣
   Density                               In                              Depth
       Tight              Down            Loose
          Static          Backward     Energetic
      Strong            Micro             Weak 

... You are the same, And Your years will have no end. ~ Psalms 102:25-27

God's presence defines reality in the test of life
   You
      Laid the foundation of the earth
             ⮡  the heavens are Your work
      ● Will endure; are the same

 🡢 Your years will have no end

    They will perish      Time
                    ⮡  all will grow old
    You will change them  Thermodynamics
                       ⮡  They will be changed  

O LORD God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O LORD?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You. ~ Psalms 89:8


It is not in God to abandon that which He hopes will freely return to Him.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while
we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8


God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ 1st Corinthians 1:9


Upon all waves of truth is why we are
  God

         O LORD

                 Your faithfulness
                   surrounds You

Your own love toward us
  While we were still sinners  
Christ died for us

God = Faithful

... everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who
does not love does not know God, for God is love. ~ 1st John 4:7-8


"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Limitless love is where a heart finds freedom to accept forever.

... God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
~ 1st John 4:16


Intelligence only arrives wise where truth is
God = Love  
Love = of God


Love 
Pure in heart see God

  Who abides in love abides in God  
🡤                   🡧        
God in him
       

... The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. ~ Isaiah 40:28


Tomorrow's yesterday has no end in Him
The everlasting God, the LORD
The Creator of the ends
of the earth
🡣
Neither faints 🚫 = weary
Faithfulness                                          
  His understanding = unsearchable  

Great = Our Lord
Mighty in Power
His understanding = Infinite

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5


How can the dust declare the truths of life?

"Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out
the limits of the Almighty? ..." ~ Job 11:7-8


Love questions not the gift of another's love
  Can you
       🡦
    Search out the deep things of God?  
    Find out the limits of the Almighty?

  🡢 What can you do; know?
                        🡡
    They are higher than heaven
                ⮡  Deeper than Sheol  Grave
                        🡣           Death's abode

For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who
go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. ~ Isaiah 38:18


Tragic if it comes to losing our hope for truth.

... all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work
that is done under the sun. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:17


God is in as much and more
       🡢 All the work of God

         Man cannot find out the work
           that is done under the sun

  Though:
       a man labors to discover it
       a wise man attempts to know it  
           🡣
          he will not be able to find it

... He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out
the work that God does from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11


Dreams of heart grow stronger in hope
He has made everything
beautiful in its time


  He has put eternity in their hearts  

Except that no one can find out
🡢 the work that God does from    
O     beginning to end    
Alpha - Omega

"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which
are revealed belong to us and to our children ..." ~ Deuteronomy 29:29


God reserves the right to remain above all
The secret things
belong to the LORD our God

  But             Truths
    ⮡  those things which are revealed
        belong to us and to our children  
             🡣
   That we may do
              ⮡  all the words of this law

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5


Rules obeyed lift a soul closer to Blissfulness
  🡢 Purpose of the commandment =  

         
Love from a pure heart  Love
         
From a good conscience  Honesty
         
From sincere faith  Hope

... acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of
eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time ... ~ Titus 1:1-2


Honest humble souls size little against an infinite loyal God.

... If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. ...
~ 2nd Timothy 2:12-13


... God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
~ James 1:13


Three things God cannot do
  1) God cannot lie
  2) He cannot deny Himself
  3) God cannot be tempted by evil  

... to think of anything as being from ourselves, but
our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5-6


Superiority covers caves of disgust in atrocities
    We are Not sufficient of ourselves
  to think anything as from ourselves
     🡣
  our sufficiency is from God 🡠
      🡦  who also made us sufficient
           as ministers / new covenant
                       Courier's of truth
Law                          
   ● not of the letter for the letter kills
   ● of the Spirit for the Spirit gives life  
Faith                                   

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is
the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9


Please has courtesy when thankfulness reigns
  By grace you have been saved
            ⮡  through faith
                        🡣
         ● Not of yourselves
                          ⮡  it = a gift of God

         ● Not of works ↴
                    lest anyone should boast  

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as
good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ~ 1st Peter 4:10


Compassion to help is the order of God
   Reality                           To truth     
  For the gifts and the calling of God  
🡧    🡣    🡦
Each one has received a gift
of the manifold grace of God
         bad                    🡤          Truth
As good stewards minister it
🡢 to one another 🡠

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. ~ Romans 11:29

Set in atomic truth, reality fades as we are offered enlightenment.

"I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: ..."
~ Isaiah 45:5-6


To deny God is to deny the light of love in Hope
I am the LORD; there is no other
There is no God besides Me

  I will gird you
    ⮡  though you have not known Me
🡣
That they may know
from rising of the sun to its setting
  🡢 That there is none besides Me 🡠  

"I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity;
I, the LORD, do all these things. ..." ~ Isaiah 45:7-8


Salvation comes to the righteous who love God
I form the light and create darkness
I make peace and create calamity
I, the LORD, do all these things
🡣                                                  🡣
let the skies pour down righteousness
  Let the earth open bring forth salvation  
let righteousness spring up

  🡢 I, the LORD, have created it 🡠  

In the timeless moment of all God remains before and after it all. His
concern and will is that we love, as He loves, beyond measure, in the truth
of all that is of our spirit. Radiance comes in many forms, but the greatest
of all is, the penetrating gift that love uplifts where distance has no end.


God's heart wills we hear the call to uprightness
All the heavens in time declare the glory of God
God is timeless and endures new without end
God's faithfulness remains throughout His creation
God is love and calls all to become as He is, to be
For God to dwell in us we must love more always
God's great unsearchable understanding is infinite
Mankind cannot know the depth and limit of God
God wills that we may find Him through His word
Pure hearts love in good conscience in sincere faith
Our sufficiency is of God and not of ourselves
By grace through faith we have been saved Alleluia
His gifts are meant to work together building all up
God's truths of Himself remain across all ages

God's Heart calls to all to come to Him.

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But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. ~ Psalms 115:3

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth. ~ Psalms 115:1


We give all Glory to God because of His mercy and His truth.

"Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars,
how lofty they are!" ~ Job 22:12


Boundless upon all is His presence
GOD

From the angstrom to parsec, there is no absence of God.

"... the LORD Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath;
there is no other." ~ Deuteronomy 4:39


Life has no replacement for the truth of God
🡡                                           
|        There is no other       
  the LORD Himself = God in heaven  
|                                           
Above and on the earth beneath
                   🡡                  |
Consider it in your heart 
                   🡡                  |
                 Know                |
                    💗                🡣

... He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
~ Psalms 9:7-8


God wants us all to know of the coming judgment,
across the glory of His given truths, that will arrive for us each.


... one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the
stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. ~ 1st Corinthians 15:40-41


There is no calculation to match His Glory
  Celestial bodies           Glory of
the sun
     
  Glory of
the moon
     
        Glory of the
          terrestrial
  Each star differs  
from another  
in Glory  
 
 
 
       Terrestrial bodies

Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
~ Psalms 105:3


His name rises above unutterable
  Yahweh
        Jehovah
              I Am He
               |    ⮡  Adonai (Lord, Master)
               ⮡  El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)  

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
~ Proverbs 18:10


All the sounds of creation reverberate His all commanding name.

... That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. ...
~ Isaiah 43:10-11


No substitute can replace God
ETERNAL
  🡢 May know and believe Me      
        ⮡  Understand that I am He

  Before Me there was no God formed,  
Nor shall there be after Me

I, even I, am the LORD,
And besides Me there is no savior


He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. ~ Psalms 147:4

... Who gives ... (The LORD of hosts is His name): ... ~ Jeremiah 31:35

Incomprehensible are the depths of His giving.

Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth ...
~ Jeremiah 32:17


God powers command over all at rest
  God's great Power = Nothing too hard for You  

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth;
~ Psalms 108:5


All is due Him both freedom and bondage
     Your glory above
          All the earth


       O God                                 Be exalted  
                  Above the heavens

... "Be holy, for I am holy." ~ 1st Peter 1:15-16

As God has given each of us an "I am," He calls us to be.

I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness in the earth. ... ~ Jeremiah 9:23-24


No glory in the stench of snobbish fumes
  Let not
       ● the wise man glory in his wisdom
       ● the mighty man glory in his might  
       ● the rich man glory in his riches

God seeks our understanding of Him
  "Him who glories glory in this
              🡣
        That he understands and knows Me  
        That I am the LORD  
                ⮡  exercising lovingkindness
                     judgment and righteousness
                                       🡣
                               in the earth
         🡤    🡡    🡥
     For in these I delight," says the LORD

... The earth is the LORD'S, and all its fullness, The world and
those who dwell therein. ... ~ Psalms 24:1-2


The heart of God gives us a place to live
The earth is the LORD'S
🡣
All its fullness and
who dwell therein


  For He has founded it upon the seas  
And established it upon the waters

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S; But the earth
He has given to the children of men. ~ Psalms 115:16


Higher than high is the realm of the LORD
                           ⮣  Are the LORD'S  
                  🡢 even the heavens
                                         🡡
                               The heavens


  But the earth He has given
   🡢 to the children of men

... "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, ..." ~ Isaiah 42:5-7

It is never said enough to simply love over hate
God the LORD
created the heavens and stretched them out
  🡢 spread forth earth & that comes from it 🡠  
      🡣   Genesis 2:7
Who gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk on it:
🡧     John 6:63                         
I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness
As a light to open blind eyes
🡧                       🡦 
To bring out Those who sit in darkness

I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. ...
~ Romans 6:19


Confined by finite fleshly concerns limits ability to see plain absolutes.

"Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the LORD your God,
also the earth with all that is in it." ~ Deuteronomy 10:14


God's ownership reigns over all
Belong to the LORD God   🡠
🡤   🡡   🡥
and the highest heavens
🡡
heaven
🡣
  also the earth with all that is in it  

"... God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe."
~ Deuteronomy 10:17


God's character exposes His will for creation
The LORD God = God of gods
🡧                                            In His image
The great God, mighty and awesome
                          ⤤   I Am
                         'I said, "You are gods"'- John 10:34
                         Psalms 82:6          

                      Character inferences
  Shows no partiality nor takes a bribe  
                        favoritism                           cheater
                        prejudice                            greedy
                           deception                         scheming  

Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, "You are gods"'?
~ John 10:34


I said, "You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.
~ Psalms 82:6


Each of us has thankfully generous blessings too often taken for granted.
To dismiss core values drowns one in an ocean of anxiety and depression.


For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion
and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16


They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable,
disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. ~ Titus 1:16


Countless fail to practice acts called for by God
  They profess to know God, but in works  
   they deny Him:    ● Abominable
                                  ● Disobedient
                                  ● Disqualified

... you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us
an example, that you should follow His steps: ... ~ 1st Peter 2:21


"'... you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, Therefore you shall
bear the penalty Of your lewdness and your harlotry.'" ~ Ezekiel 23:35


Where love is not bedrock in the back of oneís mind, sand blows away.

... you forget the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth; ... ~ Isaiah 51:12-13


Mortal death is the entrance into His presence
🡢 I, even I, am He who comforts you  

You have feared
continually every day
Because of the fury of
the oppressor, When he
  has prepared to destroy  

   Where is the   
fury of the
oppressor?
🡥                       

🡧  son of a man  
like grass
will die

🡥                 
      You forget the
    LORD your Maker

'Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for
I am your God. I will strengthen you, ...' ~ Isaiah 41:10


A soulís secure foundation is built on faith
  Fear not, for I am with you;
  Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  
            I will      ● Strengthen you
                           ● Help you
                           ● Uphold you

Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. ...
~ Isaiah 55:6-9


Vision is where perspective sees all truth
Seek the LORD while He may be found
Call upon Him while He is near
fosake:   Wicked ways                              
🡣               ⮡  Unrighteous thoughts
Return to the LORD                                   
🡦                                                  
      God will abundantly pardon   ✨
Compassion 
  For as the heavens are higher than the earth  
🡡 so are My ways higher than your ways, 🡡
And My thoughts than your thoughts

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as
in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


God's plain truth has never intended harm
  God = not the author of confusion  
  God = author of peace

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that
you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13


Now rides inside upon foreverís outside
Now
may the God of hope
🡧                                   
fill you with all joy and peace
🡣                 
in believing
that you may abound in hope
                           🡣
  by the power of the Holy Spirit  

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which
no one will see the Lord: ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15


On the pond of time, ripples call in the night
                With all people
        Pursue peace and holiness
                         🡣
  Without, no one will see the Lord
          🡦
     Lest one fall short of Godís grace  
         ⮡  any root of bitterness      X
                ⮡  springing up cause trouble  

       🡢  by this many become defiled

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest. ..." ~ Matthew 11:28-30


All experts are but pale amateurs next to God
Call to His heart
Come to Me
all who labor and are heavy laden
🡣
I will give you rest
🡧   🡦
  Truth           🡦      
Take My yoke and learn from Me
🡣              🡣
I am gentle and lowly in heart
⮡   find rest for your souls ⮠
       Humble
  🡢 My yoke is easy and burden is light  
              LOVE                                      PEACE  

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire
besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is ... ~ Psalms 73:25-26


Acknowledging God recognizing us humbles a heart to serve others.

... What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man
that You visit him? ~ Psalms 8:3-4


Though God maintains all, He cares for the tiny
  🡢 Considering Your heavens   
   the work of Your fingers
   The moon and the stars

  sinners
   What is man that You
   are mindful of him

                      humanity
   And the son of man
   that You visit him?

"What is man, that You should exalt him, That You should set
Your heart on him, That You should visit him ..." ~ Job 7:17-18


God's heart examines the consistencies of NOW
  What is man
            🡣
     That You should exalt him
     That You should set Your heart
                                        ⮡  on him
     That You should visit him
                                     every morning  

                                      NOW
         And test him every moment?

"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the
heaven of heavens cannot contain You. ..." ~ 1st Kings 8:27


Seeking God embodies the ages of time
  🡢 Will God dwell on the earth?  

heaven and the
heaven of heavens
🡢 cannot contain You 🡠

How much less this temple
which I have built ⮠

"... God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God,
You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. ..." ~ Isaiah 37:16


God has confirmed His Life Light by appearing
God of Israel
LORD of hosts
  🡢 who dwells between the cherubim 🡠  

You are God, You alone
of all the kingdoms of the earth

You have made heaven and earth

... I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining
around me and those who journeyed with me. ... ~ Acts 26:13-15


His love shines brighter than all brilliant
I saw a light from heaven
  brighter than the sun, shining around me  
and those who journeyed with me

I heard a voice speaking to me
"I am Jesus"

... the things which are not seen are eternal. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:17-18

Timeís judgment will melt or bloom into eternity
                                                  TIME
  Our light affliction is but for a moment  
  🡣                               character
= working an eternal weight of glory
                                     judgment
🡢 not the things which are seen   
but at the things which are not seen
                                              (BEYOND)
                             thermodynamics
🡢 the things seen are temporary   
but the things not seen are eternal

... whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do
not know, God knows--such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
~ 2nd Corinthians 12:2


A spiritual realm superseding this universe exists
      Such a one  
was caught  
up to the  
third heaven  
out of
the body
     
in the
body
     ?    🡥
      God knows    
  a man
  in Christ
 

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first
earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. ~ Revelation 21:1


Magnificent glory awaits in His Light
a new heaven
🡡   a new earth   🡡


first heaven and first earth
had passed away

  Also there was no more sea
                                              Abyss  

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the
glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. ~ Revelation 21:23


God radiates the power of life
The city had no need
                            |      ⮡   of the sun
                                🡣          of the moon  
to shine in it
🡤  🡡  🡥
  The glory of God illuminated it
🡧  🡣  🡦
The Lamb is its light
Life in God                       
Brighter than the sun                        

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself
through Jesus Christ, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:18


God gives a path to our return in Christ
Now all things are of God
🡣                         
through Jesus Christ
has reconciled us to Himself

  given us ministry of reconciliation  

... may be with Me where I am, that they may behold
My glory which You have given Me; ... ~ John 17:24


Hearts seek where suffering is no more
I desire they be with Me
where I am
🡣
that they may behold
My glory given Me
🡤   🡡   🡥
  You loved Me before the  
foundation of the world

... Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
~ 2nd Corinthians 6:2


Waiting across time NOW comes the answer
"In an acceptable time
I have heard you, And in
the day of salvation
I have helped you."

⮮             ⮯
Behold, now = the
accepted time; behold,
  now = the day of salvation  

Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, ...
~ Romans 8:27


A gift of Grace is offered to those who believe
Holy Spirit                                                 
Now He who searches the heart
    Truth
  Knows what the mind of the Spirit is  

He makes intercession for the saints
🡢 according to the will of God  

... the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven:
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. ...
~ 1st John 5:6-8


God holds truth as the highest premium
The Spirit = Truth                       
🡧           
The that bear witness in heaven:
  Father, Word, and the Holy Spirit;  
and these three are one

Defining who He is, God's Word exposes His Will
  WORD OF:

     ● God                      - Mark 7:13
     ● the LORD             - 1st Peter 1:25
     ● Jesus                   - Matthew 26:75
     ● the Lord Jesus   - Acts 19:10
     ● of Christ              - Colossians 3:16
     ● the kingdom        - Matthew 13:19
     ● His power            - Hebrews 1:3
     ● the oath                - Hebrews 7:28
     ● His grace              - Acts 14:3
     ● the gospel           - Acts 15:7
     ● righteousness     - Hebrews 5:13
     ● exhortation          - Hebrews 13:22
     ● reconciliation       - 2nd Corinthians 5:19      
     ● faith                      - Romans 10:8
     ● life                        - Philippians 2:16
     ● truth                     - Ephesians 1:13

"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
~ John 4:24


God's Power is in His Life
   Living                       Spirit                  Mighty in Strength                God of gods
    
Our Witness
God = Spirit     Righteous
   Wise in Heart                 According to truth                      King of all the earth  

Our Helper            Holy                 One                  Strength of our hearts                

Our Defense                  Merciful              True                                     In Heaven     

Our Salvation                               Light               Able               The Judge                  

           Forever           Jealous              A Shield               Love                       With us

A just Judge                 Eternal Life in Jesus Christ                        Faithful      
  Great   

Those who worship Him
  Must worship in spirit and truth  

Revealed  
                                       
Awesome Majesty             Consuming Fire                 Author of Peace

~ GOD IS ~
        GOD IS:

One
True
Able
Holy
Love
Light
Spirit
Great
Living
Faithful
With us
Jealous
Forever
A shield
Merciful
Revealed
The judge
In Heaven
Righteous
Our helper
A just judge
Our witness
Our defense
God of gods
Wise in heart
Our salvation
Consuming Fire
Author of Peace
Awesome Majesty
Mighty in strength
According to truth
King of all the earth
Strength of our hearts
  Eternal life in Jesus Christ
  Galatians 3:20
John 3:33
Luke 3:8
Psalms 99:9
1st John 4:8
1st John 1:5
John 4:24
Job 36:26
Mark 12:27
1st Corinthians 1:9
Isaiah 8:10
Nahum 1:2
Hebrews 1:8
Psalms 18:30
Psalms 116:5
Romans 1:17
Psalms 75:7
Psalms 115:3
Daniel 9:14
Psalms 54:4
Psalms 7:11
Romans 1:9
Psalms 59:17
Daniel 2:47
Job 9:4
Psalms 68:20
Deuteronomy 4:24
1st Corinthians 14:33  
Job 37:22
Job 36:5
Romans 2:2
Psalms 47:7
Psalms 73:26
Romans 6:23

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who
comes to God must believe that He is, ... ~ Hebrews 11:6


Longer than time's moment God calls
Life    
Who comes to God
Must believe that He is

🡢         Without faith it is         🡠
Impossible to please Him
Peace                             Grace
Wisdom
Eternal Life                                                            Salvation
Righteous Hearts    
                                                Love
Good Conscience                                             
                                                                       Forgiveness
  Truth      
He is a rewarder of those              
                 Who diligently seek Him
     Security 

But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. ... ~ Hebrews 11:16

Wonderful is the bliss of heaven
Desire a heavenly country

  God is not ashamed to be their God  
                                             Life
He has prepared a city for them

Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
~ Psalms 3:8


Our biggest regret should be ourselves in lacking over mastering.
His gift through Christ is forgiveness in the core of His love for us.


"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under
heaven given among men by which we must be saved." ~ Acts 4:12


God's light rises beyond all that is visible
God's single presence fills all that is above & below
God rules over all creation knowing everything
Earth now has been ordained to be run by mankind
God's glory shows no partiality nor takes a bribe
God is not the author of confusion but of peace
God is larger than all the physical universe displays
God has made His presence known upon the Earth
God's light of love is brighter than the sun
Declared 3 heavens; Terrestrial, Celestial, Spiritual
Mortal reality is a temporary prelude to eternity
God reconciles us to Himself through Jesus Christ
Without a heart of truth God cannot be pleased
Salvation belongs to the LORD

Earth exposes the true character
of God given souls.


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Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness
is the scepter of Your kingdom. ~ Psalms 45:6


Truth stands eternal in all its' goodness
O God

Your throne = forever

A scepter of righteousness
  = the scepter of Your kingdom  


   Pure         Uprightness
    Decency      
  Honorable
Love     
  Truth      

Justice
Patient  
 

The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD'S throne is in heaven; ...
~ Psalms 11:4-5


God views the character of each heart
The LORD = in His holy temple
The LORD'S throne = in heaven;

🡢 His eyes behold   
His eyelids test the sons of men
The LORD tests the righteous
🡦                    
the wicked and the one
  who loves violence His soul hates  
                                       Heart

The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. ~ Psalms 33:13

Hell and Destruction are before the LORD; So how much more
the hearts of the sons of men. ~ Proverbs 15:11


Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? ...
~ Psalms 139:7-8


... "Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, ..."
~ Ecclesiastes 3:17-18


God's test for each is understanding in peace over flames of impulse.

... Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?
~ Psalms 89:6


Only acknowledging God makes one mighty
Who in the heavens
Can be compared to the LORD?

  Who among the sons of the mighty  
can be likened to the LORD?

... I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. ... ~ Revelation 22:8-9


... a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
... ~ Job 1:6


Somehow arrogance rose above thankfulness
                  Time
Now there was a day when

Angels    
His created creatures      
🡢 the sons of God came     
to present themselves
before the LORD

  and Satan also came among them  
⮡  Pride above God      

"... behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! ..."
~ Daniel 7:13


God, who at various times and in various ways spoke
in time past to the fathers by the prophets, ... ~ Hebrews 1:1


... a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward
heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white ... ~ Acts 1:9-11


God decides when & how to appear to mankind
Watching in the night visions
       🡧                          Divine in nature
Behold, One like the Son of Man
🡣                                            
  Coming with the clouds of heaven!  

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
~ Romans 8:14


Truth bolsters a soul's character
Led by the
Spirit of God
= Sons of God

... because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, ... ~ Galatians 4:4-6


God offers souls salvation from damnation
When the time had come
🡣
God sent forth His Son
Born of a woman, born under the law
          🡣                           ⮡   Broken    
to redeem who were under the law
🡦                                  
  That we might receieve adoption as sons  
🡡                              
God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son

... "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. ..." ~ Matthew 13:37-38

Good or bad actions declare being
Sows the good seed = Son of Man

  Good seeds = sons of the kingdom  

Tares = sons of the wicked one

"... because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me." ~ John 8:43-45

"Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ,
the Son of the living God." ~ John 6:69


No music can substitute the trumpet of eternal life.

"... nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are
sons of God, being sons of the resurrection." ~ Luke 20:34-36


Eternity liberates souls to become alike
Sons of this age are given in marriage

who counted worthy to attain that age
  the resurrection from the dead, neither  
marry nor are given in marriage;
nor can they die anymore
🡧              
are sons of God
🡢 for they are equal to the angels     
being sons of the resurrection

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither
male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~ Galatians 3:28


"... the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation
than the sons of light." ~ Luke 16:8


Conniving souls only care for themselves
  Sons of this world = more shrewd  
         in their generation    

Than the sons of light

... Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those
happy who deal so treacherously? ~ Jeremiah 12:1


ANSWER
🡣

... speaking lies in hypocricy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
... ~ 1st Timothy 4:2


Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment,
but those of some men follow later. ~ 1st Timothy 5:24


For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
~ 1st Peter 3:17

🡡
CONSOLATION


"While you have the light, believe in the light, that you
may become sons of light." ... ~ John 12:36


Honest hearts shine in the light where liars forever fade in darkness.

You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of
the night nor of the darkness. ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:5


Hearts left in turmoil neglect faith's power
                                           Honest
Caring                                     
     Sincere
Sons of light     
Sons of the day

sons of the night
   sons of darkness   
                                        Deceivers
Schemers                                         
Shallow

... providing honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord,
but also in the sight of men. ~ 2nd Corinthians 8:21


"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever
is more than these is from the evil one." ~ Matthew 5:37


The call is to tell the truth

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us
into the kingdom of the Son of His love, ... ~ Colossians 1:13


God has announced our salvation into His light
GOD                     
🡢 He has delivered us    
from the power of darkness
  and conveyed us into the kingdom  
of the Son of His love
Christ        

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather expose them. ~ Ephesians 5:11


But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become
children of God, to those who believe in His name: ~ John 1:12


"... There they shall be called sons of the living God." ~ Romans 9:26

The call goes out to all

... that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers
of His promise in Christ through the gospel, ... ~ Ephesians 3:6


Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things
the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. ~ Ephesians 5:6


For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, ...
~ Romans 1:18


Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.
~ Proverbs 10:18


... anger rests in the bosom of fools. Do not say, "Why were the former days better
than these?" For you do not inquire wisely concerning this. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:9-10


The faithless have no hope where His light rises for life to live.

They were sons of fools, Yes, sons of vile men;
They were scourged from the land ~ Job 30:8


Our return to light rises past mediocrity
Son of Man
Son of His love
Spirit of His Son
Son of the living God
sons of God
🡣
son of man
sons of men
sons of the mighty
sons of this age
🡧                             🡦
sons of God
sons of light
sons of the day
sons of the kingdom
sons of the living God
sons of the Most High
sons of your Father in heaven
children of the the Most High
children of the promise
children of light
children of God

      sons of the resurrection  
       sons of fools
sons of vile men
sons of this world
sons of the wicked one
sons of disobedience

children of wrath
children of transgression
children of the murderers
children of the flesh
children of the devil

 


But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such
sacrifices God is well pleased. ~ Hebrews 13:16


God seeks out our choices to do good
🡢 Do not forget    
  to do good and to share  

With such sacrifices
🡡                         
God = well pleased

" 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living." ~ Matthew 22:32


God is the supportive source of all life
I am the living God
🡧    🡣    🡦

  of Abraham, Isaac, and of Jacob  

God = not the God of the dead

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words
will by no means pass away." ~ Matthew 24:35


Truth can not be altered only accepted
Heaven and earth
will pass away

TRUTH
My words
  will by no means pass away  

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


God's word clears up the truth of all actions
The word of God =
                              Living
                              Powerful
                              Sharper than any
                                   ⮡   two-edged sword  

       Piercing division of soul and spirit  
         ⮡   = a discerner of the thoughts
               ⮡   and intents of the heart

"For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, ..."
~ Malachi 3:6-7


Truth remains as God calls for our return
I am the LORD, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed
~
You have gone away from My
  ordinances And have not kept them  
🡣
🡢 Return to Me, I will return to you 🡠
🡣   But you said,   🡣
In what way shall we return?

"... for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn
His face from you if you return to Him." ~ 2nd Chronicles 30:9


God's mercy welcomes all who call out to Him
if you return to the LORD
  you will be treated with compassion  
🡣
for the LORD your God
= gracious and merciful
and will not turn His face from you
🡡
if you return to Him

... the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:6-8


God looks for our hearts, not our things
  With what shall I come before the LORD?  
Will the LORD be pleased with
                      🡣
                        burnt offerings
                        Ten thousand rivers of oil
                         🡣   my firstborn   🡣
                          for the sin of my soul?

🡢 He has shown you what = good;
          to do justly Honesty                    
Call to  ● To love mercy Forgiving heart     
Action  ● to walk humbly with your God

"... He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful,
just as your Father also is merciful." ~ Luke 6:35-36


Resentfulness and hatefulness destroys peace
But love your enemies
🡧  do good, and lend  🡦
hoping for nothing in return;
🡣
your reward will be great
you will be sons of the Most High
🡧                  
  He is kind to the unthankful and evil  
        🡢 Therefore be merciful Free heart
as your Father also = merciful

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment. ~ James 2:13


"... sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and
on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." ~ Matthew 5:45


God has yet to judge those alive under the sun
That you may be
  sons of your Father in heaven  
                       🌞
For He makes His sun rise
on the evil and on the good

🌤  and sends rain  🌧
on the just and on the unjust

"Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Execute true justice, Show mercy
and compassion Everyone to his brother. ... ~ Zechariah 7:9-12


God has a heart calling out for us to behave
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
🡣
  Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion  
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless
🡣   The alien or the poor   🡣
Let none of you plan evil in his heart
Against his brother


But they refused to heed refusing to hear the law
and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent
by His Spirit through the former prophets

🡢 Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts

... The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked
for the day of doom. ... ~ Proverbs 16:3-5


Drink an elixir of life or poison of death
Commit your works to the LORD
your thoughts will be established

The LORD has made all for Himself
  even the wicked for the day of doom  

Everyone proud in heart = an
abomination to the LORD;
🡢 Though they join forces 🡠
none will go unpunished

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and
open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13


As He is more than all, vision is His creation
🡢 There is no creature hidden
from His sight
🡧                         
but all things are naked
and open to the eyes of Him

  🡢 To whom we must give account  

"... God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty
in strength of understanding. ..." ~ Job 36:5-6


God is open to each one's condition
God = mighty
in strength of understanding
🡣
🡢 despises no one 🡠

  He does not preserve life of wicked  
But gives justice to the oppressed

God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.
~ Psalms 7:11


Justice for goodness over evil will be served
God = a just God

  God = Angry with the  
wicked every day  

God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; The LORD avenges and is furious. ...
~ Nahum 1:2


Selfish desires can inhibit free expression
  God = jealous

  The LORD;
         avenges and is furious
         will take vengeance
                      ⮡  on His adversaries  
         He reserves wrath
                         ⮡  for His enemies

God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has
hardened himself against Him and prospered? ~ Job 9:4


Bitter hearts ignore the peace given by His love
God = wise in heart
and mighty in strength

  🡢 Who has hardened himself   
   against Him and prospered?

... "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD. ~ Jeremiah 23:24

Innumerable actions across all time are seen
Says the LORD
🡣
Do I not fill heaven and earth?

  Can anyone hide himself in secret  
places, So I shall not see him?

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch
on the evil and the good. ... ~ Proverbs 15:3-4


God advises clean hearts of purposed words
  The eyes of LORD are in every place  
🡧                                  
Keeping watch
on evil and the good

A wholesome tongue = a tree of life
🡧              
perverseness in it breaks the spirit

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He ponders all his paths. ~ Proverbs 5:21


In consideration is all the music we play
  Before the eyes of the LORD  
🡣

the ways of man

🡢 He ponders all his paths

... God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. ...
~ James 1:12-16


Comfort comes when love of God is supreme
Blessed is the man who endures temptation;
when approved he will receive the crown of life
the Lord has promised to those who love Him

Let no one say when he is tempted
"I am tempted by God"
God cannot be tempted by evil
nor does He Himself tempt anyone

each one is tempted when he is drawn away
🡢 by his own desires and enticed 🡠

when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin;
  and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth
death  

... "You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, ..." ~ Acts 1:24

Clearly stated God knows each of our hearts
                                               🡣
  Lord, who know the hearts of all 🡠  
                                               🡡
Show which of these two
You have chosen

... God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. ... ~ 1st John 3:20-21

Dismissing conscience maintains a seared heart
If our heart condemns us 🖤

God = greater than our heart
and know all things
🤍                            
  If our heart does not condemn us  
We have confidence toward God

... No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God. ... ~ 1st Samuel 2:1-3


Faith without caution is precarious
😃 I smile at my enemies 😄
Because I rejoice in Your salvation
🡥                                                         🡤
No one is holy like the LORD
For there is none besides You
Nor is there any rock like our God

🡢 Talk no more so very proudly;
  Let no arrogance come from your mouth  

the LORD = the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed

... I have come that they may have life, and that they
may have it more abundantly. ~ John 10:9-11


God knows who come to Him pleading rescue
I am the door. If anyone enters by
Me, he will be saved, and will go
in and out and find pasture

  thief comes to steal, kill, to destroy  

I come that they may have life,
and may have it more abundantly

I am the good shepherd
gives His life for the sheep

... all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive
the things done in the body, according to what he has done, ... ~ 2nd Cor. 5:10


All dreams come true when God rules
🡢 We must all appear before
the judgment seat of Christ

that each one may receive the
things done in the body
      🡣
according to what he has done
⮡  whether good or bad

... priest who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment,
but according to the power of an endless life. ~ Hebrews 7:15-16


God offers Himself for us to awake to Him
Christ                                            
Another priest who has come
Melchizedek                        
🚫 according to
  the law of a fleshly commandment  

🡢 but according to
the power of an
endless life

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus. ~ 1st Timothy 2:5


Fragmentation is not the singularity of God
There = one God
🤍     
and one Mediator
  between God and men  
the Man Christ Jesus

One may trivialize God,
but that does not change the fact of God.


God's character reflects His desire for us to be
God's throne is a scepter of righteousness
God's soul hates the wicked who love violence
God's alive giving His word of truth for us to awaken
God's steadfastness speaks to the ignorance of man
God is now kind to the unthankful and evil
God's wrath will come to those who refuse Him
The LORD has made all for Himself
God will judge fairly rendering accountability
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength
God is not tempted by evil nor tempts anyone
God waits knowing the hearts of all
God is a God of knowledge by judgment comes
Christ is our portal Mediator to an endless life

God's creation is meant to embrace
that which embraces Him.
~
Godís salvation is His call over the bigotry of man.

Darkness gives no confidence of hope.


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