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8/19/2019 ~ Receiving


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Darkness has a heart of isolation.
To receive what God has given fully demands humble obedience.

... if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that
you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart ... ~ Proverbs 2:1-5


Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than
choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, ... ~ Proverbs 8:10-11


Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may
be wise in your latter days. ... ~ Proverbs 19:20-21


"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; ..."
~ Acts 1:8


"... be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." ~ Acts 2:38


"... through His name, whoever believes in Him will
receive the remission of sins." ~ Acts 10:43


... "It is more blessed to give than to receive." ~ Acts 20:35

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received
the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." ~ Romans 8:15


But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, ... ~ 1st Corinthians 2:14


... if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a
different gospel which you have not accepted ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4


Tolerating Doctrines outside Christís is profane
WARNING = Do Not Receive A Different Spirit

... in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise
of the Spirit through faith. ~ Galatians 3:13-14


... with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing
that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, ...
~ Ephesians 6:6-8


... those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
~ Hebrews 9:15


For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, ... ~ Hebrews 10:26


For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done
the will of God, you may receive the promise: ... ~ Hebrews 10:36


By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place
which he would receive as an inheritance. ... ~ Hebrews 11:8


And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith,
did not receive the promise, ... ~ Hebrews 11:39


... we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace,
by which we may serve God acceptably ... ~ Hebrews 12:28


You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss,
that you may spend it on your pleasures. ~ James 4:3


... who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive
the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
~ James 1:12


... lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with
meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. ~ James 1:21


What one believes reaps due consequences
         Receive the Word = Save your Souls         

... He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If
anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him ...
~ 2nd John 1:9-11


... "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins,
and lest you receive of her plagues." ~ Revelation 18:4


For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
~ James 1:5-7


One must be open to receiving what the Lord has offered.

Faith Yields to the Will of God
   Genuine Faith
       ● Praises
       ● Honors
       ● Glories with Joy
             ┗► of Love in Jesus Christ   


... believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving
the end of your faith - the salvation of your souls. ~ 1st Peter 1:6-9


Strength is found by understanding our faith
What Must We Receive?
What Are We Receiving?
His words/knowledge

His instructions

A spirit of giving

A spirit of non-expectations

A spirit of service from / heart

Endurance under temptation

Unwavering love of Him

One another

Power of the Holy Spirit

Remission of sins

A spirit of adoption

Redemption through faith

Promise/eternal inheritance

Salvation of our souls

Crown of life

His kingdom


Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us,
to the glory of God. ~ Romans 15:7


... seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:10


If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.
~ 1st Corinthians 3:14


When God gave us Himself it was for His desire for us to know how
to live. Lifeís quality is so often stolen by the squirming quagmire of
mankindís bickering and lust for power. It is not so much a struggle for
freedom when we reduce to a system of domination. People have little to
fight for who feel defeated where the innocent are trampled upon, and
subjugation resides as the norm. Many have heard of the philosophy of
ďDumb them down,Ē where manipulations are made easier for the ruling
classes. Evil displays little mercy unless hidden behind a scheming
advantage to establish further control. In an avalanche of horror, the
earth displays itself; how man has failed man. God gave us the call
to a better way, to show true freedom of heart, and love of life,
regardless of social conditions that would condemn or bless one.

Vibrant ethical morals are abandoned when a people adjust to living
under the clout of fear out of complacency and apathy. Status quo injects
insecurities of losing material comforts where selfishness and greed have
destroyed the decency of many. The poor are despised and pounded as
cattle. The war is in the crux of who we have become; hidden in the fears
of our own demise. Anger drives decisions to satisfy cravings of blind
revenge. How powerful have we become? What do we receive from the
hierarchy of man? Children scream and are not heard. Leadership then
reduces to cowardly decisions that fragment the unity no school can
repair. Pray God helps us all, as we fall from His Grace, in hopes
of a day where His Glories of Truth guide those who remain.


Knowledge of love opens a heart to suffer
Treasure His word that commands life
No value can be placed on proper instructions
The Holy Spirit delivers the heart of truth
Baptismís seal is for the remission of sins
Gift of the Holy Spirt is the grace of forgiveness
He calls for giving hearts in loving submission
Only a humble keen spirit receives Godís truths
Through faith Christ frees us from the curse of death
Goodwill in His service to Him pleases Him
He calls to rise from sin to an eternal inheritance
Serve God in the grace He has given
Exercising the implanted word is able to save a soul
Expect nothing if doubting but be thankful in faith

Embrace the freedom
He delivers to those that love Him.

Darkness's emptiness burns those who touch it.




 

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