Pearls (Notes Taken from the Back of Our Senior Pastor's Bible)

 These sheets contain the "PEARLS" taken from the HQ-Letters.

Contents Excerpts from
Preface  
Some "PEARLS": (Part I) HQL-9142
Some "PEARLS": (Part II) HQL-9143
Some "PEARLS": (Part III) HQL-9144
Some "PEARLS": (Part IV) HQL-9145
Some "PEARLS": (Part V) HQL-9146
Some "PEARLS": (Part VI) HQL-9148
Explanations: HQL-9151
Some "PEARLS": (PART VII) HQL-9203
Some "PEARLS": (PART VIII) HQL-9205
Some "PEARLS": (PART IX) HQL-9210
Some "PEARLS": (PART X) HQL-9211
Some "PEARLS": (PART XI) HQL-9219
Some "PEARLS": (PART XII) HQL-9223
Some "PEARLS": (PART XIII) HQL-9229
Some "PEARLS": (PART XIV) HQL-9235
Some "PEARLS": (PART XV) HQL-9239
Some "PEARLS": (PART XVI) HQL-9247
Some "PEARLS": (PART XVII) HQL-9302
Some "PEARLS": (PART XVIII) HQL-9309
Some "PEARLS": (PART XIX) HQL-9324
Some "PEARLS": (PART XX) HQL-9338
Some "PEARLS": (PART XXI) HQL-9408
Some "PEARLS": (PART XXII) HQL-9424
Some "PEARLS": (PART XXIII) HQL-9446
Some "PEARLS": (PARTS XXIV) HQL-9506
Some "PEARLS": (PARTS XXV) HQL-9522
Some "PEARLS": (PARTS XXVI) HQL-9616
Some "PEARLS": (PARTS XXVII) HQL-9712
WE ARE A LIVING SACRIFICE: ROMANS 12:1 HQL-9309
TO HOLD THE ROPES! HQL-9245
WHO IS THE "HOLY GHOST"? HQL-9249
1 TIMOTHY 3:1-16 -THE PILLAR AND GROUND OF TRUTH HQL-9251
TRACES OF WHAT MAN ONCE WAS? HQL-9312
GIVING AND FORGIVING: PASTOR GUNTHER HQL-9536

Preface

The following "PEARLS" and comments have been written by the Senior Pastor:

These "PEARLS" have been gathered over the 25 years wherein I've been saved; and should help you greatly if you pray about their significance and want to understand their application in your born-again lives! = this is the condition - they will NOT be anointed to your soul, unless you hunger for knowledge! See: PROVERBS 23:9; PROVERBS 22:17-18 & PROVERBS 23:12*** DO IT!

These "PEARLS" have been taken from the back of my Bible, which dates from the 26/11/71. The various comments; scriptures, etc. are summaries of information which I have studied and received from the Lord over the period of these years... they should be used by officers to help them in answering particular questions and fields of thought, usually not easily found by just a surface knowledge of the scriptures. Sometimes, certain single scriptures might not seem to have a relevance to the subject mentioned, but, with deeper reflection, you will "see" that it indeed does relate to the theme mentioned. Use these notes wisely and thoughtfully!

Consider deeply the Proverbs which are given above and in other HQ Letters.
They are all scriptural and you are to meditate upon God's Word!
The superficial enquirer will never have anything revealed from God!
PROVERBS 25:2

 SMITH WIGGLESWORTH: Amongst many of the "pearls of wisdom" quoted from this Godly man is one which was "burned" deeply into my soul in 1968. The quote is taken from Chapter 11 of Stanley Howard Frodsham’s book ‘Smith Wigglesworth – Apostle of Faith’, towards the end:

"We should be far more concerned about a rich and noble character than we are about a big reputation. Popularity can be bought almost any day for a song and sold for a sparrow, but a noble character is the product of years of divine training and discipline."

(‘Smith Wigglesworth – Apostle of Faith’ by Stanley Howard Frodsham)

There is no failure - except in no longer trying. HEBREWS 10:38,39

 

Some "PEARLS": (Part I)

WISDOM: - ISAIAH 11:3.

REVIVAL: - ACTS 3:19; EZEKIEL 37:12-13; PSALM 85:6; ISAIAH 44:3; HOSEA 6:3; PSALM 72:6; JAMES 5:7-8; JOEL 2:23-24,26,28; ACTS 2:17-18; ZECHARIAH 10:1; MATTHEW 24:14; ZECHARIAH 4:6; ISAIAH 41:17-18; PROVERBS 16:15; 1 KINGS 18:41; ZECHARIAH 8; ISAIAH 49; and ISAIAH 43:6.

REVIVAL COMES - but not "for" us: EZEKIEL 36:22,32; DEUTERONOMY 9:5; PSALM 106:8; ISAIAH 48:11.

BRETHREN CAN DISCOURAGE: - DEUTERONOMY 1:28; NUMBERS 13:31; NUMBERS 14:1-4.

IT IS SCRIPTURAL TO DETERMINE - FRIEND OR FOE: - JOSHUA 5:13; 1 KINGS 13.

THE IMPORTANCE OF "THE WORD": - PROVERBS 13:13; MARK 12:24.

CONCERNING A "GIFT": - DEUTERONOMY 16:19; EXODUS 23:8.

N.B. FOR MY "WALK": - 1 CHRONICLES 28:6-->

KEEP MY "EYES" ON JESUS: - 2 CHRONICLES 20:12.


Some "PEARLS": (Part II)

THE WORD OF GOD: - PSALM 119.

CONCERNING DREAMS AND VISIONS: - JOEL 2:28; Everything must be proven by The Word = NUMBERS 12:6; MATTHEW 2:19-23; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:20-21; ISAIAH 8:20.

JESUS = "Saviour".... CHRIST = "Anointed".

WHY WAIT ON THE LORD? - PSALM 27:14 - all PSALMS from K.J.V. (English) - PSALM 25:4-5,21; PSALM 39:7; PSALM 40:1-3; PSALM 130:5-6; PSALM 37:7.

IT IS EVIL - NOT TO SEEK THE LORD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS! - 2 CHRONICLES 12:14.

OUR WITNESS = is to Preach & Obey ALL of Christ's Teachings: - ACTS 1:1; ACTS 20:27; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:4; ACTS 24:14; LUKE 24:25.

FAITH IN THE GOSPELS - is a Verb... FAITH in JUDE 3 is a Noun! = (it is imparted) 2 PETER 1:1-4; MARK 11:22; ACTS 26:18.

GOD GIVES US OUR VERY BREATH! - ISAIAH 42:5.

NOTHING WILL STOP GOD'S PLAN: - ISAIAH 43:13.


Some "PEARLS": (Part III)

BEFORE ASKING GOD FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - study the scriptures - DANIEL 9:2.

BIBLE HOPE: - is steady, serene, and a confident expectation of good.

JESUS PUT APPROVAL ON OLD TESTAMENT: - JOHN 5:39,46-47; LUKE 24:25-27,44-47.

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES FULFILLED IN NEW TESTAMENT: -

GENESIS 3:15 = GALATIANS 4:4
ISAIAH 53:4-6,12 = MATTHEW 8:17
PSALM 16:10 = MATTHEW 28:6; LUKE 24:5-6
ISAIAH 7:14 = MATTHEW 1:21-23
MICAH 5:2 = MATTHEW 2:6; JOHN 7:42.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR GOING FORTH IN GOD'S WORK: - DEUTERONOMY 20:3-9; JUDGES 7.

REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE: - She had more than once God's intervention in her affairs - see GENESIS 14:12-16; GENESIS 19:17... therefore 2 PETER 1:4-11. Lot knew Sodom's reputation (GENESIS 13:10-13) - but he joined them (GENESIS 19:1)... Though he didn't do much against Sodom (2 PETER 2:7-8) = he carried little weight with men or his sons-in-law (GENESIS 19:9,14). Therefore: JOHN 17:15-19; JAMES 4:14. N.B. Joseph's attitude to sexual morality: GENESIS 39; and Daniel would not compromise over food and drink: DANIEL 1:8-16... Therefore: ROMANS 12:1-2 - Sodom: EZEKIEL 16:49. Lot complains about leaving!: GENESIS 19:16-20... so his wife "dragged her feet" (GENESIS 19:26) = we must respond to the pull of the angel's hand: GENESIS 19:16!

OUR BOND WITH OTHERS: - 1 CORINTHIANS 12:26,25; ROMANS 12:15; 1 SAMUEL 23:16; GALATIANS 6:2 & 1 PETER 4:8.

NAME - "JEW": - JEREMIAH 38:19; 2 KINGS 16:6.

PRAYERS WHICH CANNOT BE ANSWERED!! - JAMES 4:3; PSALM 66:18***; 1 JOHN 3:21-22; MARK 11:25; PROVERBS 21:13; PROVERBS 28:9; 1 PETER 3:7; HEBREWS 11:6 & JAMES 1:6-7.


Some "PEARLS": (Part IV)

MARRIAGE SUCCESS:

  1. Never use the word "Divorce" (PROVERBS 18:21).
  2. Intense disagreement doesn't mean trouble (PROVERBS 20:3).
  3. Never joke about your wife.
  4. Compliment each other! (PROVERBS 25:11).
  5. Never smother (power control) each other (ISAIAH 58:6).
  6. Learn to say: "I'm sorry" (MARK 11:25-26; PROVERBS 19:11).
  7. Never shut each other out (PROVERBS 25:28).
  8. Keep the joy flowing (NEHEMIAH 8:10; PROVERBS 17:22).
  9. Never turn to a 3rd Party to tell tales/stories (evilly) (PROVERBS 20:17).
  10. Consult Christ on every detail (JUDE 24).

LIFTING UP OF HANDS: - found in 1st Book = Abraham... found in last Book = Angel. Moses; Aaron; David; Jeremiah; Ezekiel - all did lift up hands. It meant all the difference between winning or losing a battle! - Moses lifted up his hands to God against the Amalekites: PSALM 134:2; 1 TIMOTHY 2:8; NEHEMIAH 8:6; HEBREWS 12:12.

GIFT OF PROPHECY: - is not proof of a man's "standing" with God = JOHN 11:49-52; MATTHEW 7:22-23; 1 CORINTHIANS 13:2; 1 KINGS 13:18; NUMBERS 24:17; 1 SAMUEL 10:6,10.

GOD CLEANS US FROM ALL UNCLEANNESS: - EZEKIEL 36:29; PSALM 34:4; 1 JOHN 1:9.

GOD DOES NOT ALWAYS COERCE AND COAX: - JEREMIAH 2:19.

EXAMPLES OF TOTAL REBELLION: - JEREMIAH 2:31; JEREMIAH 6:16-17.

A PRAYER FOR NEW; and ESTABLISHED CHURCH: - COLOSSIANS 1:9.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING PROPHECY: - Fulfilment = DEUTERONOMY 18:20-22. Accompanying conditions met... It is scriptural... Public acknowledgement = "let others judge"... It should confirm something God has already spoken... Does it witness to your inner spirit? 1 JOHN 2:27... The "purity of the vessel" = (person)... The spirit of the message itself: REVELATION 19; MATTHEW 23:37... The burden of the Lord in the message - 2 CHRONICLES 7:14... does it glorify Jesus? JOHN 16:4.

A REVIVAL'S PURITY IS BASED ON ITS FOUNDATIONS: - (= level of repentance of each individual!)... ROMANS 11:16.

"ACCEPT JESUS AS SAVIOUR" IS UNSCRIPTURAL: - JOHN 15:16; EPHESIANS 1:6; MARK 13:20.

NO RECALL OF "FORMER/EARTHLY LIFE" in THE MILLENNIUM: - ISAIAH 65:17.

HUMILITY: - 2 KINGS 20:16-19; JEREMIAH 42:6.

PROPHETS, NOT SENT BY GOD: - JEREMIAH 23:21.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: - PHILIPPIANS 3:9.

MANY MISTAKES ARE MADE BY NOVICES: - but Lord cleans us if we go on! HEBREWS 12:13.

WISDOM: - PROVERBS 8:33; ISAIAH 11:3.


Some "PEARLS": (Part V)

WHY REVIVAL FAILS: - JUDGES 2:10.

A NEW CREATION: - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17.

CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUED LIFE: - PSALM 34:12.

HOW TO OVERCOME: - EPHESIANS 6:11-18.

SHOULD I (?): - 1 CORINTHIANS 8; 1 CORINTHIANS 10; ROMANS 14!

BRITISH ISRAEL: -*** JEREMIAH 31:10; GENESIS 35:11; JEREMIAH 31:35-36*; EZEKIEL 39:22,28-29; GENESIS 49:22-26; DEUTERONOMY 33:13-17; GENESIS 48:5-22; HEBREWS 11:21; and 1 CHRONICLES 5:1-2***; GENESIS 12:2; GENESIS 17:4-6; GENESIS 35:11; GENESIS 48:13-14,19 - birthright given to Joseph = HEBREWS 11:21; 1 CHRONICLES 5:1-2 - Reuben's birthright given to Joseph's sons. JEREMIAH 43:5-7 = last Davidic King = 2 daughters alone survive = 604-581 B.C. when Judah taken captive to Babylon. (741-721 B.C. - Israel taken captive to Assyria) = 2 KINGS 17:6. In Babylon, Judah intermarried = known from now on as "Jews" = ESTHER 8:17 = 510 B.C. The physical and moral character of Judah therefore changes = NEHEMIAH 13:23 (445 B.C.); MALACHI 2:11 (397 B.C.); 2 SAMUEL 7:16,10,19 = JEREMIAH 33:19-26; JEREMIAH 1:10 = EZEKIEL 17:22-23 = another land of Israel and a "mighty cedar" = distinguished 'The Royal House'!

"Land of Israel" = where Israel would be regathered, was to be a land "bought back from the sword"; "gathered out of many peoples"; a land "always waste"; and "desolate" till Israel's Entry! = EZEKIEL 38:8,12.

BRITAIN = unoccupied wilderness till first Danite-Phoenician-Hebrew colonies established from 1,000 B.C. onwards... Roman sword wielded till 410 A.D. - then Jutes (449); Saxons (477); Angles (507); Scandinavians (802); Danes (866), and finally the Normans (1066 A.D.).

When the Lost Tribes regathered in the "land of Israel", they would still be idolatrous = EZEKIEL 36:24; EZEKIEL 37:21; DEUTERONOMY 4:25-28 & 2 KINGS 17:6-16.

In this "land of Israel", lost Israel was to be cleansed of idolatry = EZEKIEL 36:25; EZEKIEL 37:23. During Israel's "spiritual cleansing", Royal Houses of Ephraim and Judah would reign, at first, over separate portions of Israel and then joined as "The Throne of David" = EZEKIEL 37:16-22;
EZEKIEL 38:8,11,14; EZEKIEL 39:6,26 = "safely = confidently, trustfully" = EZEKIEL 38:11; 2 SAMUEL 7:10.

The Location of the new Israel = was to be safe because of geographical isolation = EZEKIEL 39:6, dwelling in "isles" = "midst of the earth" = EZEKIEL 38:12. So "Imperial Israel" exists prior to Armageddon - "isles of the sea" = ISAIAH 24:15 = "sea" (also Hebrew 'yam' = "west").

ARMAGEDDON: - EZEKIEL 39:25 & JEREMIAH 30:3 = Return to unification in "Palestine". ISAIAH 26:20-21; EZEKIEL 38:18-22; EZEKIEL chapters 38 & 39 fully! JOEL 3:10; MATTHEW 24:21-22,27-29; JOEL 2:31; DANIEL 12:1-2; 2 PETER 3:10,3-4; MARK 13:32; REVELATION 18 (famine); MATTHEW 24:7 = earthquakes = REVELATION 16:18; ZECHARIAH 14; REVELATION 11:7-9 "through use of T.V.??"; ISAIAH 2:3-4.

Peoples' Attitude: 2 PETER 2:10,12-13,18; 1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2; 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-2,4; MATTHEW 10:21; JUDE 18,16; JAMES 5:3-6,1-3; 2 PETER 2:3,14; REVELATION 3:17; LUKE 17:26; LUKE 21:34!!; MARK 13:22-23; JUDE 7; 2 TIMOTHY 3:3.

Second Coming/Return of Christ: LUKE 21:27 = is dealt with 1,845 times in the Bible; 318 times in N.T. and is the dominant theme in 17 O.T. Books; 7 of every 10 chapters in N.T. deal with it!!

BRITISH ISRAEL: - ISAIAH 25:7 - Identity of Israel will be revealed to the world = EZEKIEL 39:7.


Some "PEARLS": (Part VI)

NEVER SAY - GOD HAS FORSAKEN OR FORGOTTEN: - HEBREWS 13:5; JOHN 6:37; EXODUS 17:7.

CANNOT SELF-JUSTIFY: - MARK 13:23.

IT IS SCRIPTURAL TO SEND "MATERIAL HELP": - ROMANS 16; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-11; PHILIPPIANS 4:12-14.

WHAT GOD THINKS OF MAN'S LIFE: - PSALM 39:5-6.

GOD NEVER GIVES HIS GLORY TO ANOTHER!: - ISAIAH 42:8; ISAIAH 43:11.

DURING A BARREN (DRY) TIME - WE OUGHT TO: - PSALM 77:10-20; PSALM 80:7.

ALL BLESSINGS ARE "IN" JESUS: - e.g. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30 =

  • Wisdom: COLOSSIANS 2:3
  • Righteousness: 1 JOHN 3:5-6; ROMANS 8:1
  • Sanctification: 1 CORINTHIANS 1:2
  • Redemption: ROMANS 3:24; EPHESIANS 1:7; COLOSSIANS 1:14
  • Life: JOHN 1:4; JOHN 5:26; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22; 2 TIMOTHY 1:1; 1 JOHN 5:11; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
  • Salvation: 2 TIMOTHY 2:10
  • Victory: 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14

BECAUSE WE ARE "IN" HIM:

  • We're children of God: GALATIANS 3:26; EPHESIANS 1:11-12
  • God accepts us: EPHESIANS 1:6; EPHESIANS 2:13; EPHESIANS 3:12
  • We have unity: GALATIANS 3:28; EPHESIANS 2:21-22
  • Peace in Him: JOHN 16:33; 1 PETER 5:14
  • Joy in Him: PHILIPPIANS 1:26; PHILIPPIANS 3:1-3; PHILIPPIANS 4:4
  • Faith; Love in Him: 1 TIMOTHY 1:14; 2 TIMOTHY 1:13; 2 TIMOTHY 3:15
  • Boldness in Him: 1 TIMOTHY 3:13
  • Grace in Him: 2 TIMOTHY 2:1
  • Persecution in Him: PHILIPPIANS 1:13; 2 TIMOTHY 3:12
    • Therefore: - COLOSSIANS 1:19; COLOSSIANS 2:9-10; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:5
    • Walk in Him: COLOSSIANS 2:6-7 by letting Him work in us = COLOSSIANS 1:27-29; JOHN 15; 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11-12; PHILEMON 6; 1 JOHN 2:5-6,24; 1 JOHN 3:24; 1 JOHN 4:13-16; PHILIPPIANS 3:8-9,13-14.

JESUS WAS A NAZARENE: - MATTHEW 2:23 = (an inhabitant). This is opposite to: NUMBERS 6:2,5 = one under a vow!

NOTHING OCCURS BY CHANCE: - ACTS 6:9 --> ACTS 7:57-58; JOB 34:12.

NO ONE CAN DO ANYTHING AGAINST US - WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION!: - ROMANS 8:31; 2 TIMOTHY 1:8.


Repeat of One of the "PEARLS":

- Did you notice the importance for us all at the moment of the scriptures seen in the section:-

*** DURING A BARREN (DRY) TIME - WE OUGHT TO: - PSALM 77:10-20 & PSALM 80:7 ***

We are not to forget WHO GOD IS = Our Creator; the Giver of Breath in our Bodies and Souls... it is too easy to get our eyes off Him, and onto our trivial present situation... therefore such scriptures as the following are not to be forgotten:
2 CORINTHIANS 4:16-18 & 2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-2.

Explanations:

In answer to Ingo who says he cannot understand the meaning - in PEARLS VI - MARK 13:23: Here we are told by the Lord, that He has already "foretold" = explained and revealed ALL THINGS necessary and pertaining to us about everything - especially in His Word (see JOHN 16:13...). By getting God to reveal His Ways to us, we find He has already shown us everything through the Holy Spirit; and we must simply seek them out... so here, we see, "no self- justification" is ever needed = no excuses we didn't know something or couldn't understand something, because the Lord has given us everything already! (see EPHESIANS 1:17-23, etc., etc...)  


Some "PEARLS": (PART VII)

LIST OF SINS: - ROMANS 1:29-32, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10, GALATIANS 5:19-21, EPHESIANS 5:5, REVELATION 21:8,27, 2 PETER 2:10-22

BACKSLIDING & REPENTANCE: - HOSEA 14, JEREMIAH 3 & 4

GENESIS 27:41 - See Amplified Bible Commentary (c)

GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES - EITHER - "FOR" - or "AGAINST" US: - LEVITICUS 26:17, 1 SAMUEL 4:10, 1 SAMUEL 31:1

TO EVALUATE DIVINE REVELATIONS: - JEREMIAH 23:28 = condemnation of false prophets

Reason = JEREMIAH 27:9-18, JEREMIAH 28:1-17, JEREMIAH 29:8-9,20-32, 2 CORINTHIANS 11:13-15, 2 CORINTHIANS 11:12, 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-3, 1 TIMOTHY 4:1-3, 1 PETER 2:1, 1 JOHN 2:18-19, 2 JOHN 7, 1 JOHN 4:1-6

Evaluation = MATTHEW 7:15-23, 1 THESSALONIANS 5:20-21, 1 CORINTHIANS 14:29, NEHEMIAH 6:10-14 "shut-up" = in a state of prophetic ecstasy! Nehemiah used Bible principle --> NUMBERS 18:7 and also that it was unethical. JEREMIAH 23:16,21,26.

Charismatic manifestations can be simulated:
= 1 KINGS 22:5-12, JEREMIAH 28:1-17, MATTHEW 7:21-23, JEREMIAH 29:8,9

Double Evaluation:

  1. = Is the Message morally sound? JEREMIAH 23:14-15, JEREMIAH 29:23, JEREMIAH 23:15 = lives were evil! JEREMIAH 23:27,32! God works through holy people! = 2 PETER 1:21
  2. = Does it harmonise with the Bible Truth? = ISAIAH 8:20!

THE PASTOR: - PSALM 23:1, JEREMIAH 23:1, ACTS 20:28, 1 PETER 5:2

  1. - Finds rich pasture (teaching) for the flock: JOHN 21:15-17, 1 TIMOTHY 3:2, 1 PETER 5:2, ACTS 20:32
  2. - Preserves/keeps the sheep/flock in peace
  3. - Leads the flock in straight paths: 1 TIMOTHY 1:4, 1 TIMOTHY 4:7
  4. - Visits the flock and cares for them
  5. - Protects the flock
  6. - Cares for the well-being of the sheep
  7. - Supreme example to follow = JOHN 10:11***, HEBREWS 13:20, 1 PETER 5:1-4 = JESUS = REVELATION 7:17!
  8. - Example of "Shepherds"

JACOB - GENESIS 31:40, GENESIS 33:13
MOSES - EXODUS 3:1 = lonely!
DAVID - 1 SAMUEL 17:34-35
PAUL - ACTS 20:28-30, 1 CORINTHIANS 9:7 


Some "PEARLS": (PART VIII)

GREEK TRANSLATION OF - EPHESIANS 6:10-20 : -

verse 10: strong = (make powerful inwardly), in the power (strength), of his might (strength)
verse 11: put on = (be clothed), whole armour («panoply» = complete suit of armour; full defence), may be able («dunamai» = have power); to stand (to be set), wiles (frauds), devil (accuser; maligner, etc.)
verse 12: principalities (world rulers), spiritual (pneumatikes), wickedness (malignity) = (Satan tells our ears things)
verse 13: take unto you (receive), the whole armour (panoplia), may be able («dunamai»), withstand (to set, place against), having done (see Margin of KJV)
verse 14: stand (be set), having girt (envelope), your loins (lower part of back = very vulnerable), having on (to go in, clothed in), of right(ness)eousness (know the Word in our hearts)
verse 15: preparation (readiness)
verse 16: taking (receiving = JOHN 3:27), fiery (on fire), shield of faith (fulness), darts (arrows).
verse 17: take (receive), salvation (safety; soundness), sword (fighting weapon of the Spirit).
verse 18: praying always ... in the spirit (pneumati) = (in, by, with tongues).
verse 19: pray for... (various oversights)...

HOW TO STABILISE ONESELF: - EPHESIANS 3:14

WHEN GOD PUTS TOO BIG A BURDEN ON PEOPLE: - PSALM 107:12 - EZEKIEL 3:20 = e.g. = JEREMIAH 23:12, 2 THESSALONIANS 2:11,JAMES 1:13-15, ECCLESIASTES 8:11 = PSALM 50:21, 1 SAMUEL 25:37-39

PRIDE: - NUMBERS 15:30-31

LUKE: - Reference to him only thrice (=3x): COLOSSIANS 4:14, PHILEMON 24, 2 TIMOTHY 4:11. Herein, Paul indicates Luke was with him and a fellow labourer... Thus - in ACTS 16:10-17, ACTS 20:5, ACTS 21:18, ACTS 27:1 and ACTS 28:16 "we" & "us" might refer to Luke!

MARRIAGE versus FORNICATION: - 1 CORINTHIANS 7:2, EPHESIANS 5:1-17, GENESIS 1:27-28, GENESIS 2:18-25, MATTHEW 22:29-30, HEBREWS 13:4, EXODUS 22:16, GENESIS 34:1-4 = 2 SAMUEL 13:1-29, MATTHEW 1:24-25 = DEUTERONOMY 20:7, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-20, 2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-17, 2 TIMOTHY 2:3-4, 2 TIMOTHY 2:14-23, MARK 13:21-23, 2 TIMOTHY 3:12-17, PROVERBS 5,6 and 7, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18, PROVERBS 6:32

Engagement: MATTHEW 1:18, LUKE 1:27, LUKE 2:5, GENESIS 29, 2 SAMUEL 13:1-29, EXODUS 22:16-17, DEUTERONOMY 22:28-29, LEVITICUS 21:9


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FAITH: - ROMANS 1:17, GALATIANS 3:11, EPHESIANS 2:8, GALATIANS 2:16, 2 PETER 1:1, EPHESIANS 4:13, PHILIPPIANS 3:9, 2 THESSALONIANS 1:3, 1 TIMOTHY 1:14, 1 TIMOTHY 3:13, 2 TIMOTHY 3:15, 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5

PERFECTION: - MATTHEW 10:25, DEUTERONOMY 18:13, LUKE 6:40, MATTHEW 5:48, PHILIPPIANS 3:12, JOB 1:8* = definition of "Perfection", GENESIS 6:9, HEBREWS 11:5, NUMBERS 12:7, 2 TIMOTHY 3:17, COLOSSIANS 1:28, EPHESIANS 4:11-13 & 2 CORINTHIANS 6:16-17

ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION: - PHILIPPIANS 1:6, 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3, JUDE 24

WORDS: - PROVERBS 17:27, PROVERBS 15:14, PROVERBS 10:19, ECCLESIASTES 5:3, 1 PETER 1:15, COLOSSIANS 4:6, 1 TIMOTHY 6:20 


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THE NAME - JESUS CHRIST: - JOHN 16:24, JOHN 14:13-14, MARK 16:17-18, PHILIPPIANS 2:9-10, MATTHEW 1:21,23, ACTS 4:12, ACTS 3:1-6, MATTHEW 18:20, COLOSSIANS 3:17, EPHESIANS 5:20, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:11, HEBREWS 13:15, JAMES 5:14, 1 JOHN 3:23, ISAIAH 7:14, MATTHEW 10:22, MATTHEW 12:21, MATTHEW 18:5, MATTHEW 28:19, MARK 9:38-39, MARK 13:13, LUKE 9:48, LUKE 10:17, LUKE 24:47, JOHN 1:12, JOHN 2:23, JOHN 3:18, JOHN 15:16, ACTS 2:38, ACTS 3:16, ACTS 4:5-12, ACTS 4:17-18,29-30, ACTS 5:28,41, ACTS 8:12, ACTS 9:15,27-29, ACTS 15:14, ACTS 16:16-18, ACTS 19:11-17, ACTS 26:9, 1 CORINTHIANS 1:2, 1 CORINTHIANS 5:4, EPHESIANS 5:20, PHILIPPIANS 2:9-11, 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11-12, 2 THESSALONIANS 3:6, HEBREWS 13:15, JAMES 2:7, JAMES 5:14, 1 PETER 4:14, 1 JOHN 2:12, 1 JOHN 5:13

CHILD-RAISING: - DEUTERONOMY 4:9, DEUTERONOMY 6:7, PROVERBS 22:6, PROVERBS 23:12-13, HEBREWS 12:6, PROVERBS 3:12, PROVERBS 13:24, PROVERBS 29:15, REVELATION 3:19, PROVERBS 20:30, PROVERBS 22:15, PROVERBS 23:13-14, ROMANS 5:3-5, JAMES 1:3-5, PROVERBS 6:23, PROVERBS 10:17

SIN = SICKNESS: - (and God "allows" sickness - sometimes!!) - LEVITICUS 14:34, PSALM 103:3, JOHN 5:14, MATTHEW 9:5-6, DEUTERONOMY 28:59-61, 1 KINGS 13:4-6, DANIEL 4:33, DEUTERONOMY 32:39 <--> ISAIAH 45:7, NUMBERS 21:6, GENESIS 20:3-18, 2 CHRONICLES 26:19, 2 KINGS 5:27, GENESIS 19:11, ACTS 13:11, ACTS 12:23, GENESIS 6:7, EXODUS 12:12, EXODUS 14:27, EXODUS 32:35, NUMBERS 11:33, NUMBERS 16:32, 2 SAMUEL 12 (all), 1 SAMUEL 18:10, GENESIS 12:17

GOD ALWAYS PUNISHED ISRAEL FOR REBELLION: - 2 KINGS 25 (all), 2 CHRONICLES 36:6-21, 2 KINGS 17:17-23

WITH REPENTANCE - GOD FORGAVE AND RESTORED: - NEHEMIAH 1:4-11, DEUTERONOMY 30:9,19-20, LUKE 15:11-20,32


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THE BOOKS OF - MATTHEW & PROVERBS: - show so much on "Healing"

SCRIPTURES RELATING TO OVERSIGHT'S DUTY: - PROVERBS 27:23***, EZEKIEL 34:1-26, ROMANS 16:17-18,
2 THESSALONIANS 3:6-15, LAMENTATIONS 4:1-12, 1 PETER 5:1-8, 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14,12, 1 TIMOTHY 4:7, 1 TIMOTHY 5:20-21, JOHN 14:21-24, TITUS 1:10-12, TITUS 3:10-11, 1 CORINTHIANS 5:9-13, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11, 1 JOHN 5:1-3, JOHN 1:1, EPHESIANS 5:25-30, HEBREWS 13:7,17***, 1 TIMOTHY 5:17-20,21

THE POWER OF OUR CONFESSION: - PROVERBS 16:30, PROVERBS 18:20-21, MATTHEW 12:33-37, ROMANS 10:8-10, HEBREWS 4:14, HEBREWS 10:23

WORLDLY GOVERNMENTS: -

  1. Pray for them = 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4, MATTHEW 5:44; LUKE 6:28
  2. Must be obedient to their demands! = MATTHEW 22:18 --> ROMANS 13:1-7, TITUS 3:1, 1 PETER 2:13-17

- Exceptions!: = ACTS 4:19*, LUKE 3:12-14, 1 TIMOTHY 6:1-11, HEBREWS 13:5, PHILIPPIANS 2:12-16 (No strikes)

WHEN THINGS LOOK BAD & BRETHREN LEAVE THE CHURCH: - ZECHARIAH 4:6, 1 SAMUEL 13:8, 2 CHRONICLES 14:11


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GOD'S LOVE TOWARDS US = HIS CHASTISEMENT & REBUKE: - 1 SAMUEL 2:12-17 - Eli failed to chasten his sons = his lack of love --> their expulsion from Priesthood & then death!!... LEVITICUS 3:1-17, LEVITICUS 7:28-32. How sacrifice should have been prepared.... v.16-18 - God's Priests must be very particular. 1 SAMUEL 2:22-25,27-36 and result --> 1 SAMUEL 4:10-11, 1 SAMUEL 14:2-3, 1 SAMUEL 21:1-7, 1 SAMUEL 22:9-20..., 1 KINGS 2:19-27 - Eli's punishment... 2 SAMUEL 13:19-29,37-39

David was too "soft" on his sons... 2 SAMUEL 14:1-2,21-33, 2 SAMUEL 15:1-14, PSALM 18:20-25-35..., EPHESIANS 6:13-17..., 1 JOHN 2:1-8

MARK 5:27-28: - Healing was NOT dependant upon the development of a perfect faith by any process of self, but rather on contact with Jesus = Author & Finisher of Faith***

HEBREWS 11:1 - "Faith is the quality or power by which the things desired become the things possessed"***

ISAIAH 52:12 - A believer does NOT rush! (is not hectic!)

2 PETER 1:12 - There is a need to constantly recheck the Scriptures!!

HABAKKUK 2:4, DEUTERONOMY 32:20: - The word, "Faith" is ONLY used twice (2x) in the O.T.

ACTS 7:38, LUKE 24:27 - Though God communicated with: Adam, Cain, Noah, Abraham, etc. - ONLY Moses recorded God's Will.

DEUTERONOMY 31:9,29, 2 KINGS 22:8, ISAIAH 29:18 & ISAIAH 43:16, - 'Books of The Law' were written through Moses, and with the 'Book of Joshua' were placed in 'The Ark of the Covenant'!

DANIEL 9:2, ISAIAH 29:1, ISAIAH 34:16 - The Psalms, 'Books of History' were deposited in Solomon's Temple!

N.T. Scriptures refer to O.T. writings: - and show they are INSPIRED writings: - ROMANS 3:2, MATTHEW 5:18, 1 CORINTHIANS 2:13, ACTS 1:6, 2 PETER 1:20-21, GALATIANS 3:8, MARK 12:36, LUKE 24:25, etc., etc

DOES GOD HEAR US?: - PSALM 6:9, 1 JOHN 5:15, PSALM 3:4, PSALM 17:6, PSALM 20:1,6, PSALM 34:15, PSALM 118:21, PSALM 120:1, PSALM 4:3, PSALM 10:17, PSALM 18:6, PSALM 31:22, PSALM 40:1***, PSALM 65:2, PSALM 55:17, PSALM 66:19, PSALM 94:9, PSALM 116:1, PSALM 145:19, etc

2 PETER 1:12 - A warning against complacency = taking things for granted!!

2 PETER 1:2 - How to have PEACE (fruit)

OBEY 1 PETER 4:11 - OR - result = JEREMIAH 1:17!***


Some "PEARLS": (PART XIII)

ARMAGEDDON: - = "Mount Meggido".

ACTS 13:22 - means we will fulfil PSALM 145

THE 3 TRIALS OF JESUS ARE SHOWN TO US:

  1. In the wilderness = MATTHEW 4:1-11, MARK 1:12-13 & LUKE 22:41-44
  2. At Lazarus' tomb = JOHN 11:33-38
  3. The few days before He died = JOHN 12:27, JOHN 13:21 & LUKE 22:41-44

"GODLINESS" = proper state of awe before God: - TITUS 2:12, 2 PETER 3:11, 1 TIMOTHY 6:11, 1 TIMOTHY 2:2, 1 TIMOTHY 3:16, 2 PETER 1:3,6 & 1 TIMOTHY 4:7-8

PRAISE GOD: - *** PSALM 139:14..., PSALM 111:1, PSALM 109:30, PSALM 7:17, PSALM 146:2, PSALM 52:9, PSALM 104:33 & PSALM 54:6

"ATHEOS" (Greek) = "without God" - e.g. "atheist"

DO YOU KNOW JESUS?: - JOHN 14:19, 1 SAMUEL 3:1,7JOB 42:5-6, JEREMIAH 9:23-24, PHILIPPIANS 3:8, JOHN 17:3, JOHN 1:18, HEBREWS 1:1-3 & JOHN 16:14

THE FALLEN ARE UNAWARE!: - PROVERBS 4:19

MATTHEW 2:11: -

"Gold" = Deity
"Frankincense" = LEVITICUS 2:2, LEVITICUS 16:6-15 = Service
"Myrrh" = Death - JOHN 19:39

SIN BRINGS DISEASE & SICKNESS: - "Fools because of their transgressions, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat, and they draw near unto the gates of death" (PSALM 107:17-18).

GOD WANTS PERFECTION: - MATTHEW 5:48, e.g. Job in JOB 1:8, Noah = GENESIS 6:9, David in PSALM 101:2, cf. 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17

THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN BE "WITH" A PERSON & IN CHRIST`S NAME MIRACLES WILL OCCUR: LUKE 10:17-20, LUKE 9:1, MATTHEW 17:14-17-21, LUKE 22:31-32, JOHN 14:26, JOHN 16:7, JOHN 17:10, JOHN 13:10, JOHN 15:3, LUKE 10:20, JOHN 14:17-16,20

REASON = JOHN 7:39,37-38

TO BE SAVED - HOLY SPIRIT MUST DWELL "IN" A PERSON...: ACTS 1:8, EPHESIANS 1:13, EPHESIANS 4:30, 2 CORINTHIANS 1:22***, ROMANS 8:9, JOHN 12:12-16, JOHN 16:7, LUKE 24:26-27,49, etc


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SPIRITUAL GIFTS: - «pneumatikon»

  1. «charismata» = extraordinary spiritual endowments
  2. «diakoiai» = ministries; of service
  3. «energemata» = operations or functioning - of workings

WORLD WAR III: - ISAIAH 24:5-6 - Today the people of Earth flaunt God's Laws,

Tomorrow they will burn!

PERFECTION & END: -

PHILIPPIANS 3:12-14 --> MATTHEW 5:48, 1 CORINTHIANS 13:10 «teleios» = "The Perfect"
EPHESIANS 4:12 «teleios» --> COLOSSIANS 1:28, HEBREWS 6:1, 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
MATTHEW 10:22, MARK 13:13 «telos» = end <-- Endure to/till. 1 PETER 1:13
HEBREWS 3:11,6 <-- Hope to
HEBREWS 12:26-27 <-- Keep Word to/till
Until Christ delivers Kingdom to God --> 1 CORINTHIANS 15:24
Then - no end to Kingdom = LUKE 1:33; REVELATION 22:13

FINGER POINTING/JUDGING: - Job suffered calamitous consequences, therefore he "must have sinned". (This is how people think). God clearly disavowed this reasoning --> JOB 42:7!!

MATTHEW 12:40: -

Biblical Day = 18:00 - 06:00 (regarded by the Jews!)

Thursday 18:00 - Friday 18:00 (Day & Night = 24 hours)
Friday 18:00 - Saturday 18:00 (Day & Night = 24 hours)
Saturday 18:00 - Sunday 18:00 (Day & Night = 24 hours)

EXODUS 12 - Israel applied the blood of the lamb to the door-posts, = a type of salvation from sin, and ate the lamb's body which was a type of healing from sickness = PSALM 103:2,3

THEY "SAID" THEY WERE "WEAK": -

MOSES - EXODUS 3:11, EXODUS 4:1,10
ISAIAH - ISAIAH 6:5
JEREMIAH - JEREMIAH 1:6

2 CHRONICLES 16 - Asa died - because he "looked" to man!

ISAIAH 38 - Hezekiah LIVED because he "looked" to God!!


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SATAN: - LUKE 10:18, ISAIAH 14:12-15, EZEKIEL 28:11-19, REVELATION 9:11, DANIEL 10:13 = EPHESIANS 6, JUDE 9 = ZECHARIAH 3:1-2, 1 JOHN 3:10, 1 JOHN 5:19, JOHN 8:44, REVELATION 12:11, REVELATION 20:2, COLOSSIANS 1:13

DEVIL: = "Accuser; defamer; calumniator; slanderer"

PSALM 5:3, - Look up in prayer! ACTS 2:25 - don't bury your head in a chair!

ACTS 13:1, EPHESIANS 4:11

- The Teacher brought a doctrine rather than a message...
- The Prophet brought a message

1 JOHN 3:14 - How we know we have life in Christ!

HEBREWS 4:12, JOHN 17:17: - Jesus/The Word cuts us away from the world!

NAMES OF JERUSALEM: - 2 SAMUEL 5:9, PSALM 48:2, 2 CHRONICLES 25:28, ZECHARIAH 8:3, NEHEMIAH 11:1, ZECHARIAH 9:13

AFTER THE RESURRECTION - JESUS WAS SEEN!: - MARK 16:9, MATTHEW 28:9, LUKE 24:34,JOHN 20:19 and on Mount in Galilee! 1 CORINTHIANS 15:6

GOD WOULD NOT HAVE US IGNORANT: - 2 TIMOTHY 2:15, ROMANS 1:13, ROMANS 11:25, 1 CORINTHIANS 10:1, 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1, 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13 - opposite = 2 PETER 3:16!

NOT our FAITH - BUT FAITH OF GOD: - ***ROMANS 11:36, MARK 11:22, GALATIANS 2:16,20, HEBREWS 12:2, GALATIANS 3:22, EPHESIANS 2:8, PHILIPPIANS 3:9, ACTS 3:16, COLOSSIANS 2:12, 1 TIMOTHY 1:14, JUDE 3, 2 TIMOTHY 1:13, 2 TIMOTHY 3:15, 2 PETER 1:1

2 MAJOR WAYS TO "USE" JESUS' NAME: - JOHN 15:16 and JOHN 16:23

WHERE REMAINS THE PLACE FOR BEGGING OR CRYING?!: -

When: - EPHESIANS 1:3,22, 1 CORINTHIANS 3:21 and COLOSSIANS 2:9!

RIVERS IN THE DESERT: - JEREMIAH 2:13, PSALM 107:35, ISAIAH 43:19, PSALM 114:8, ISAIAH 41:18


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RIVERS OF LIVING WATER: - JOHN 7:37-39***, PSALM 78:15-16, PSALM 105:41, ISAIAH 32:2, ISAIAH 41:17-18, ISAIAH 43:19 --> Happens when you receive the Holy Spirit!

KINSMEN THOUGHT JESUS WAS "CRAZY"!: - MARK 3:21

CONCERNING POSSESSIONS: - 1 JOHN 3:17, 1 THESSALONIANS 4:11-12, EPHESIANS 4:28

JUDGING - MALACHI 3:18*** - PSALM 75:7, MATTHEW 7:1-2, PSALM 50:6, LUKE 6:37

BUT - cf. Jesus' position = JOHN 5:17-19,22-23,27,30, (Jesus judges, but ONLY as the Father has given Him to do so!) - JOHN 8:15-16,26, JOHN 12:44-50, therefore JOHN 15:5

We cannot judge! BUT in Him (Jesus) we can!! = 1 CORINTHIANS 2:15-16, DANIEL 7:22 --> COLOSSIANS 1:13, 1 CORINTHIANS 6:2-3, & MATTHEW 19:28, PSALM 149:9**, 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5

JEREMIAH 2:5 : - God can't "understand" why people turn away from Him/Salvation

2 CHRONICLES 15:3: - Israel today is devoid of God's instructions therefore must have: 2 CHRONICLES 34 (full chapter).

HOW CAN I KNOW MY MINISTRY?: - ROMANS 12:4-5

EZEKIEL 18: - For saved, but disobedient members of the Assembly!

ECCLESIASTES 9:5: - PSALM 115:17, PSALM 6:5, PSALM 89:48, PSALM 116:15, PSALM 88:5, PSALM 49:17, ECCLESIASTES 8:8

THE MIND: - PHILIPPIANS 4:7, 1 PETER 4:1, ROMANS 7:25, HEBREWS 13:20-21, PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13, ROMANS 12:1-2, EPHESIANS 4:23, ROMANS 8:27, 1 PETER 3:8, JOHN 6:38, HEBREWS 10:7, PHILIPPIANS 2:2, ROMANS 15:6, JOHN 12:28

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6 -

"For the arms (instruments) of our military service are not fleshly, but able (powerful) through God to the taking down of strongholds."
verse 5: "Putting (lifting) down reasonings and all things that lift against the knowledge of God and take by the spear" (EPHESIANS 4:8) "every contrivance to the hearkening submissively to Christ. "
verse 6: "And being ready to exact full justice on all lack of attention (hearing amiss), when your obedience is fulfilled." (Literal Greek translation).

COUNSEL - ISAIAH 9:6: -

PSALM 119:24, PROVERBS 3:32, PROVERBS 12:20, ROMANS 11:34, 1 CORINTHIANS 2:16, JOHN 17:21, PROVERBS 21:30, PROVERBS 11:14, PROVERBS 1:5, PROVERBS 24:6, REVELATION 3:18, NUMBERS 31:16 = wrong counsel!

JEREMIAH 23:18, PSALM 73:24, PROVERBS 8:14, PROVERBS 12:15, PROVERBS 19:20, PROVERBS 20:5, PROVERBS 22:20, ISAIAH 28:29, HEBREWS 6:17

"JAPHETH": - enlargement; 7 sons of Japheth are forebears of "Goyim" = Gentile Nations. 


Some "PEARLS": PART XVII

CHRIST = THE FIRSTFRUITS (FIRSTBORN): - 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20; HEBREWS 1:6; COLOSSIANS 1:15; REVELATION 1:5;PSALM 89:27; ROMANS 8:29; HEBREWS 12:23; JAMES 1:18; ACTS 26:23.

JUDGES 7:19-22: - A disciplined people is a "broken" people.

TITUS 3:8: - N.B. maintaining "good works".

2 KINGS 19:1-3: - When satan manifests "Giants" in the land (= problems, etc.).

WISDOM: - "Once we see God in His unparalleled greatness; His limitless power; His unswerving faithfulness; His infinite wisdom and knowledge, His absolute justice and unfathomable love... then faith is easy!"

SATAN IS NOT ALWAYS THE CAUSE OF SICKNESS? GOD ALLOWS(ED) SICKNESS!: ISAIAH 45:7; DEUTERONOMY 28:59-61; 1 KINGS 13:4-6; NUMBERS 21:6; DEUTERONOMY 32:39; GENESIS 20:3-18; ACTS 9:1-9.

In O.T. God said He would let them "get sick": - 2 KINGS 6:18; DANIEL 4:33; 2 CHRONICLES 26:19.
Gifts of Healing are set in the Church: - JAMES 5:14; 2 KINGS 5:27; PROVERBS 29:1.
Was Trophimus in danger?: - 2 TIMOTHY 4:20.
Epaphroditas: - PHILIPPIANS 2:25-27
Does v.27 mean that God forgave him whatever had caused the sickness?
• N.B. JOHN 9:1-3; ASA: 2 CHRONICLES 16:12***.

APOSTLE: - definition = 1 CORINTHIANS 9:1-2.

EPHESIANS 4:16: - "For because of Him, the whole body joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, grows to full maturity, building itself up in love." (Greek).

PSALM 37: - It is better to suffer afflictions with the people of God, than the pleasures of sin because of the end result = the "punishment"!

JOB 2:4: - If a man owns the world, he cannot buy himself even one more day of life... not even one more minute, after God takes his breath away!

HEBREWS 6:1: - "Letting go the beginnings of the teaching of Christ, let us bear on unto completeness, not casting down again the foundation of repentance." (Greek).

ISAIAH 65:17: -  After Judgment Day there will be no more memory of the past! You will not be plagued with the memory of those loved ones who did not get saved and have gone to Hell!

2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8:- JOSHUA 13:22; JUDE 1:11; 2 TIMOTHY 4:10; Balaam wasn't remembered for his good points (NUMBERS 24), but because he backslid!

EPHESIANS 1:18: -"By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints - His set apart ones!” (Amplified Bible - Greek).


Some "PEARLS": PART XVIII

THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH: - Always appealed to the Scriptures in the Old Testament for doctrinal support and every dispute: ACTS 2:16; ACTS 15:15; ACTS 28:23; 2 PETER 1:20.

JOHN 17:18: - How God's Work will be done!

ISAIAH Chapters 1-4 (v.3): - The purging of "Zion" which will leave a remnant!!

EZEKIEL 20:38: - Overseers are not to "worry" about brethren "throwing in" their walks in Christ (i.e. their salvation), because the Lord will replace these traitors with multitudes!

GENTILES ARE USED - TO "TELL" US OF GOD: - NUMBERS 23:19; DANIEL 6:26-7.

WHEN THE "HEAVENS SEEM AS BRASS": - i.e. prayers don't "seem" to be answered. LAMENTATIONS 3:8,44; PSALM 13:1; PROVERBS 25:2!!

GOD: -

«”GOD - is what He says He is; I am what God says I am;
God does what He says He will do; I can do what God says I can do!!»

"SOZO" (Greek) means = "HEALED AND SAVED": -
MARK 5:23; MARK 16:16; LUKE 8:36; ACTS 2:21; ACTS 14:9; EPHESIANS 2:8; ACTS 4:9; ACTS 4:12; MARK 6:56.

"JUDAH" = PRAISE: - Judah always marched at the front in battle! 2 CHRONICLES 20:22.

"FALLING UNDER THE SPIRIT": - ACTS 2:13; JEREMIAH 23:9; REVELATION 1:17; 1 KINGS 8:11; JOHN 18:6; DANIEL 10:10: "slain by the Spirit".

JACOB QUOTED SCRIPTURES WHEN TALKING TO GOD!: - GENESIS 32:12.

THE DESTRUCTION TO COME (WWIII) AND THE RESULTS: - ISAIAH 2:12-21; ISAIAH 13:6-13; ISAIAH 24:1-23; ISAIAH 25:2; JEREMIAH 25:29-33; JOEL 3:1,2-16; ZEPHANIAH 1:14-18; ZECHARIAH 12:1-10; ZECHARIAH 14:1-17; LUKE 17:24-36; LUKE 21:25-36; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-11; REVELATION 16:13-21; REVELATION 19:11-21. etc. etc.

"SUBMISSION" in the NEW TESTAMENT: -is invariably linked to "plurality of the oversight"! HEBREWS 13:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:15-16.

NOT TO BE "OVERLORDS": - PHILEMON 8,9; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:24; 1 PETER 5:1-5; REVELATION 2:6; «Nicolaitanes» = "conquer the people"; 1 TIMOTHY 2:5; MARK 10:37-43; PSALM 23; ROMANS 14:12. Officers/Ämter are not "overlords" (dictators)... but the flock are to follow them as they "serve" the members!

"WISDOM": - (Hebrew = «chochmah») = "an understanding of the principles which control and
direct human living at its highest and best."

TWO FALLACIES (faults) APPEAR IN "FAITH" LITERATURE: -
i.e. those many books in Charismatic bookshops!...

  1. is the failure to distinguish between a "general" Word of God «Logos» and,
  2. a particular "word" for a particular occasion = «Rhema». e.g. JOSHUA 6:12-16

Some "PEARLS": PART XIX

"KNOW" 1 PETER 1:17-20: - Notice that what Jesus suffered was ordained from before the foundation of the world (REVELATION 13:8). God planned what Jesus suffered → ACTS 2:22-24; LUKE 22:22.
Surely we can then trust Him and submit!?

Abraham did - HEBREWS 11:17-19. Many others, including David - HEBREWS 11:32-38. So HEBREWS 12:1-3; HEBREWS 4:15; JAMES 1:2-3; ROMANS 5:3.

If we go through the Valley of Baca (= “tears”)... use it profitably! → PSALM 84:5-7. God keeps these men and women - PSALM 139:1-6. So He "tries/tests" us to see what is in us - and we rejoice: PSALM 139:23-24.

DEUTERONOMY 4:30: - If we sin/make mistakes, and turn fully to Him, He pardons us → 1 JOHN 2:1.

2 PETER 3 - END OF WORLD ORDER: -
MALEACHI 4; ZECHARIAH 14; HAGGAI 2:6-7,21-22; ZEPHANIAH 1:6-7,14-18; ZEPHANIAH 2:2; NAHUM 1:5-7; AMOS 8:9-10;
AMOS 9:5; AMOS 5:18-20; JOEL 2:1-17; DANIEL 12:1-9; ISAIAH 13:1-13; ISAIAH 24:1-23; 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7-9.

2 PETER 3:16-17: - Don't try to understand The Word in your mind (doctrines, etc.).

THE TONGUE: - JOB 6:24; JOB 13:19; JAMES 1:26; JOB 5:21; JOB 6:30; PSALM 12:3; PSALM 15; PSALM 34:13; PSALM 39:1; PSALM 119:172; PROVERBS 6:23-24; PROVERBS 10:20-21,31; PROVERBS 12:18-19; PROVERBS 15:2,4; PROVERBS 17:4; PROVERBS 18:21; PROVERBS 21:23; JAMES 3!

PROVERBS 12:25: - A chosen word will comfort one in heaviness (sadness).

REPENT: - MATTHEW 3:2; 2 PETER 3:9; MATTHEW 4:17; MARK 1:15; LUKE 13:3,5; LUKE 15:7; ACTS 3:19; ACTS 17:30; ACTS 26:23-30 - Paul preaches repentance!

CONTINUE TO WITNESS - REGARDLESS OF WHAT OUR EYES "SEE": - EZEKIEL 2:7.

JESUS WAITED TO DO GOD'S WILL... HE DID NOTHING OF SELF!: - JOHN 7:4; JOHN 12.

GALATIANS 5:22: - This is how fruit "comes"... HEBREWS 12:11.

PSALM 48:5: - God refers to those who are "depressed".

PROPHECY - EUPHRATES RIVER IS TO DRY UP: - ISAIAH 11:15.

RETURN & "HE WILL DELIVER YOU": - Righteousness exalts a nation. Plagues came upon Egypt: EXODUS 7-12; Red Sea: EXODUS 14. Israel often called upon God: JUDGES 2:18; JUDGES 3:9,15; JUDGES 4:3,23; JUDGES 10:10,15-16; JUDGES 11:32; JUDGES 6-7; 1 SAMUEL 7:3,10; ASA: 2 CHRONICLES 14:2,4-5; JEHOSHAPHAT: 1 KINGS 8:23-53; 2 CHRONICLES 7:12-22; the reply came in: 2 CHRONICLES 20:29-30. HEZEKIAH: 2 CHRONICLES 29-32; 2 KINGS 18-19.

WHEN YOU SET OUT TO MAKE WAR!: - DEUTERONOMY 20:1-4; ISAIAH 54:7-10,14,17

HOW TO KNOW "MY" MINISTRY: - ROMANS 12:4-5. God has many ways of causing us to "know" the Way wherein we should walk! GENESIS 24:27

HOPE: - ROMANS 8:24; ROMANS 15:13; EPHESIANS 2:12; COLOSSIANS 1:27; HEBREWS 6:17-20

DREAMS & VISIONS: - NUMBERS 12:6-8; GENESIS 28:10-19; GENESIS 37:5-11; 1 KINGS 3:5-15; DANIEL 2:19; ACTS 12:9; ISAIAH 6:1-9; EZEKIEL 37:1-14; AMOS 7:7; ACTS 10:9-20; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:1; GALATIANS 1:12; AMOS 8:2


Some "PEARLS": PART XX

A CHRISTIAN: -

 

 

 


Believes on Christ ACTS 16:31; GALATIANS 2:20.
Belongs to Christ JOHN 10:14; JOHN 17:11; 2 TIMOTHY 2:19; PSALM 91:14; GALATIANS 6:17
Behaves like Christ 1 JOHN 2:6.
 
Beholds Christ 1 THESSALONIANS 1:9-10; JUDE 14; REVELATION 22:12; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18; REVELATION 21:5.

 

 

 

 

PROPHET AND APOSTLES: - LUKE 11:49; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; EPHESIANS 2:20; EPHESIANS 3:5; EPHESIANS 4:11; REVELATION 18:20; ACTS 15:32*,40; ACTS 11:27,28; ACTS 21:10; ACTS 4:36; ACTS 11:22,23; ACTS 13:1 - role = exhortation and confirmation. "Barnabus" = "Son of Consolation".

IDOLS: - 1 JOHN 5:21; DEUTERONOMY 4:16,11-14,15-20; EXODUS 32:7; ROMANS 15:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:1-13; COLOSSIANS 3:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:14; GALATIANS 4:8-11 («L'idolâtrie = Tout ce qui gouverne le coeur!»); EXODUS 20:4; DEUTERONOMY 5:8; ISAIAH 1:29; ACTS 7:41; ACTS 15:20; ROMANS 2:22; 1 CORINTHIANS 8:4,7; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:19; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:16; 1 THESSALONIANS 1:9; REVELATION 9:20; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:14; EPHESIANS 5:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 5:9-13; 1 TIMOTHY 6:11; MATTHEW 6:24; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:15

7 LAWS OF PRAYER: -

  1. Pure heart - PSALM 66:18; ISAIAH 1:15; JOSHUA 7:12.
  2. Spirit of mercy - MARK 11:25.
  3. A correct desire - JAMES 4:3; 1 PETER 4:11; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31.
  4. Of faith - JAMES 1:6; HEBREWS 11:6; MARK 11:23.
  5. According to God's Will - 1 JOHN 5:14; COLOSSIANS 1:9.
  6. In Jesus' Name - JOHN 14:14.
  7. In the Spirit - JUDE 1:20; GALATIANS 5:25.

THE "POWERS" AND THE CHURCH: - EPHESIANS 2:2; COLOSSIANS 1:16; ISAIAH 45:18; ISAIAH 14:14; JOHN 12:31; EZEKIEL 28:15; JOHN 14:30; JOHN 16:11; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:4; 1 JOHN 5:19; EPHESIANS 6:12; ACTS 16:16-18=ACTS 16:19; = 1 THESSALONIANS 2:2; COLOSSIANS 2:15; LUKE 11:21-22; LUKE 10:18-19*; EPHESIANS 6:10-17; DANIEL 10:13; EPHESIANS 3:10; 2 CORINTHIANS 2:11*

THE "ACCURSED" CHRIST: - DEUTERONOMY 21:22-23; ZECHARIAH 12:10; ZECHARIAH 13:8; PSALM 22; GALATIANS 3:13;MARK 14:61-64; EZEKIEL 18:20; JOHN 10:15-18; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:19

HUMILITY: - 2 SAMUEL 22:36; PROVERBS 15:33; PROVERBS 18:12; PROVERBS 22:4; 1 PETER 5:5; TITUS 3:2; JAMES 3:17

FAITH: - EPHESIANS 1:15; GALATIANS 3:26; EPHESIANS 6:23; PHILIPPIANS 3:9; COLOSSIANS 1:4; COLOSSIANS 2:5; 1 TIMOTHY 1:14; 1 TIMOTHY 3:13; 2 TIMOTHY 1:13; 2 TIMOTHY 3:15

WHEN IN TRIAL: - DEUTERONOMY 4:30


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXI)

ROMANS 5:3-4: - AFFLICTIONS AND TRIBULATIONS: - because 1 CORINTHIANS 11:32; HEBREWS 12:10;
PSALM 66:10; PROVERBS 17:3; ISAIAH 48:10; JEREMIAH 9:7 = JOHN 15:2; MALACHI 3:23; PROVERBS 25:4; ISAIAH 43:1-2;
JOB 23:10; therefore 1 PETER 1:6-7; PSALM 84; REVELATION 7:14.

EXAMPLE OF SLIGHTEST "ERRORS" OF DEAD SEA SCROLLS: - i.e. The Dead Sea Scrolls show that the texts used AFTER Christ's death and Resurrection are word-perfect with originals found hidden years before Jesus' death... e.g. ISAIAH 15:9 the word used is "Dibron" (1947 discovery) whereas the word has been translated in the texts used for the present Bibles as: "the
waters of Dimon..." This is the ONLY alteration found compared to the original texts BEFORE CHRIST! = B.C. in this Book of ISAIAH!!!

THE SORROW IN WHICH WE "REJOICE": = Jesus carried our sorrows: ISAIAH 53:4; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:3-11; therefore ECCLESIASTES 7:3; MATTHEW 5:4; PSALM 126:5-6; PROVERBS 15:13; PSALM 51:17; and 2 CORINTHIANS 6:10 etc.

Therefore REJOICE!: HEBREWS 12:12; ECCLESIASTES 11:10; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:10.

THE BOOK OF ACTS: - lists 28 direct quotations from 8 Books of the O.T.

JOHN 18:36: - Christians are "in" this world, but not "of" it!

GOD DOES NOT REPENT: - ISAIAH 55:11; e.g. EXODUS 17:14 = 1 SAMUEL 15:3,33.

NUMBERS 21:7; 1 SAMUEL 26:9: - It is a sin to speak against Overseers!

ACTS 7:22: - Moses learned about statesmanship; learned 2-3 languages; law codes; and many other educational aspects. Egypt's education then was the best known in the ancient world!

JOHN 5:46-47: - Moses wrote the Old Testament books of Pentateuch, and also dictated them.

ECCLESIASTES 4:14: - This is a "danger" for the children of Christians (i.e your children)!

ISAIAH 56:9-12: - A picture of God's shepherds (Pastors/Overseers) gone astray.

EPHESIANS 4:30: - "grieve" = same word as "motionless" cf. ROMANS 12:11; MATTHEW 25:26!!

MARRIAGE - A DIVINE INSTITUTION: - MALACHI 2:14***; GENESIS 2:18-25; MATTHEW 19:4-6; MARK 10:6-8;
1 CORINTHIANS 7:3-5; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14; COLOSSIANS 3:18-20; EPHESIANS 5:21,28-33; HEBREWS 13:4 and ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12 etc.

1 PETER 1:23-25: - "The Christian's life BEGINS in the Word; is SUSTAINED by that Word (1 PETER 2:2); MATURES through the Word (ACTS 20:32); and RECEIVES DIRECTION through the Word (PSALM 119:105)".

"Where there is a COVENANT - there must be a sacrifice, and wherever there is a sacrifice, there must be THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD: PSALM 50:5***.

COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS: - EXODUS 20 (chapter) → EXODUS 23 (chapter); 1 PETER 2:9-10EXODUS 19:5-6;
MATTHEW 26:28; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:16-17.

ACTS 4:32: - "KOINONIA" ("having fellowship/in common") = JOHN 10:30; JOHN 17:10; JOHN 16:14-15;
1 CORINTHIANS 1:9; 1 JOHN 1:3-4; 1 JOHN 1:7 = This is the condition!!

JESUS: - ACTS 13:23; ISAIAH 55:3; ACTS 1:14; ACTS 3:6; ACTS 10:38; ACTS 26:9; ACTS 24:5; ACTS 7:56 ;ACTS 8:37; ACTS 9:20; ACTS 4:27,30; REVELATION 3:14; ROMANS 8:29; HEBREWS 2:11; ACTS 13:33; ACTS 3:22,26; ACTS 7:37; ACTS 1:1; ACTS 2:2.


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXII)

PEACE: - JAMES 4:1; PSALM 34:14; 1 PETER 3:10,11; ROMANS 14:19; EPHESIANS 4:3; HEBREWS 12:14; 2 TIMOTHY 2:22;
ROMANS 14:17; ROMANS 16:20; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23; HEBREWS 13:20; PHILIPPIANS 4:9; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:11; ISAIAH 9:6; 2 THESSALONIANS 3:16; JOHN 14:27; JOHN 16:33; MARK 9:50; 1 CORINTHIANS 7:15; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:13; COLOSSIANS 3:15; ROMANS 12:18; ROMANS 8:6; MATTHEW 5:9; JAMES 3:18; 2 PETER 1:2; PROVERBS 3:17; 2 PETER 3:14; ISAIAH 55:12 & ISAIAH 48:18.


PAUL NEVER FORGOT THE DAY HE MET JESUS!: - ACTS 9:3-9,17,27ACTS 22:6-16; 1 CORINTHIANS 9:1; ACTS 26:12-18.

ISRAEL LIES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EARTH!: - EZEKIEL 38:12; EZEKIEL 5:5.

1,000 YEAR KINGDOM: -

JEWS SAVED: JEREMIAH 30:6-7; ISAIAH 66:8-9; DANIEL 12:1; ROMANS 11:25-26; EZEKIEL 37:21-28.
JERUSALEM = middle point of interest: ISAIAH 2:3; MICAH 4:2; REVELATION 5:10; DANIEL 7:27; REVELATION 20:4,6; PSALM 2:9; ZECHARIAH 14:16-17; ISAIAH 11:9.
THE CLOUD: ISAIAH 4:4-6.
PEACE: ISAIAH 2:4; MICAH 4:3.
ANIMALS: ISAIAH11:6-8.
NO ONE SICK: ISAIAH 33:24; ISAIAH 35:5-6.
LONG LIFE: ISAIAH 65:20-22.
STILL SINNERS: ISAIAH 65:20.
NO THISTLES, or THORNS: ISAIAH 55:13; GENESIS 3:17-18.
NO DESERTS: ISAIAH 35:1,6-7.

DO YOU HAVE "SALT"?: - EZEKIEL 16:4; EZRA 6:9; 2 KINGS 2:20-21; NUMBERS 18:19; 2 CHRONICLES 13:5; LEVITICUS 2:13; EZEKIEL 43:24; MATTHEW 5:13; MARK 9:49-50; MARK 14:34-35; COLOSSIANS 4:6.

"CHURCH" MEMBERSHIP: - HEBREWS 10:25; ACTS 2:41-47; ACTS 4:23,24; 1 JOHN 2:19; 1 CORINTHIANS 5:2; ACTS 2:42.

MEDITATION: - JOHN 6:63; JOB 23:12; GENESIS 24:63; PSALM 119:148; PSALM 104:34; PSALM 119:97; JOSHUA 1:8; 1 TIMOTHY 4:15; PSALM 1:1-3; PHILIPPIANS 4:8; PSALM 19:14; MALACHI 3:16.

THE "OTHER" APOSTLES: - ACTS 14:14; GALATIANS 1:19.

EXCOMMUNICATION: 1 CORINTHIANS 5:13; MATTHEW 18:15-20; 1 CORINTHIANS 5:2,12-13; = 2 CORINTHIANS 2:5-8; TITUS 3:10-11; ROMANS 16:17; JOHN 15:2; 1 TIMOTHY 1:18-20 (false teaching).

CHERUBIM: - EZEKIEL 1:4-10,14,22,26; EZEKIEL 10:1-7,14,18,19-22; EXODUS 25:16-22.

THREE TEMPLES: -

  1. Solomon: destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC.
  2. Ezra & Nehemiah: destroyed by Epiphanes in 168 BC.
  3. Herod: - destroyed by Titus in 70 AD.

CHRISTIANS MUST ALSO STAND BEFORE JUDGMENT: - 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:11-17.

PAUL: not "over" Jerusalem, but given deference/respect as a leader: ACTS 15:12; ACTS 21:18 and made sure of ROMANS 15:20 - 2 CORINTHIANS 10:16.

APOSTLES LAID FOUNDATION OF TEACHING: - 2 TIMOTHY 1:13; 2 TIMOTHY 2:2; 2 PETER 1:15; REVELATION 22:18-19.


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXIII)

ABORTION: - EXODUS 21:22-25***; MATTHEW 18:10-14; JEREMIAH 1:5; LUKE 19:44; PSALM 139:13; PSALM 127:3; JOB 31:15; ISAIAH 44:24; MICAH 6:7; PSALM 71:6; PSALM 139:16.

PASTOR: - EPHESIANS 4:11; JOHN 10:11; HEBREWS 13:20; 1 PETER 2:25; 1 PETER 5:4; JEREMIAH 3:15.

BISHOP: - «Overseer» ACTS 20:28; PHILIPPIANS 1:1; 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; TITUS 1:7-9; 1 PETER 5:2.

TEACHERS: - ROMANS 12:6-8; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; EPHESIANS 4:11, e.g. Apollos = ACTS 18:27; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:12;TITUS 3:13; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:6.

STAR OF DAVID: - ISAIAH 7:14; MATTHEW 1:23; NUMBERS 24:17; MATTHEW 2:2; REVELATION 22:16.

THE CURSE OF THE PARENTS IS NOT INHERITED: - EZEKIEL 18:2-4-5-17-30; DEUTERONOMY 24:16; JOHN 9:1-5; EZEKIEL 18:30-32.

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: - PSALM 51:11.
 

A troubled Spirit: =

GENESIS 41:8; Anguish = JOB 7:11; Jealous = NUMBERS 5:14; Hardened = DEUTERONOMY 2:30; Lying = 2 CHRONICLES 18:21; That of Philistines = 2 CHRONICLES 21:16; Hasty = PROVERBS 14:29; Haughty and Proud = ECCLESIASTES 7:8; Perverse = ISAIAH 19:14, PROVERBS 15:4.

A right Spirit: =

Free = PSALM 51:12; Wisdom = EXODUS 28:3; Willing = EXODUS 35:21; Sorrowful = 1 SAMUEL 1:15; Faithful = PROVERBS 11:13; Diligent = PSALM 77:6; Humble = PROVERBS 16:19;Patient = ECCLESIASTES 7:8; Contrite = PSALM 34:18; Broken = PSALM 51:17.

EARLY CHURCH ALWAYS APPEALED TO THE WORD!: - not prophets!! - for support of ALL doctrine = ACTS 2:16; ACTS 15:15; ACTS 26:22; 2 PETER 1:20.

THE LORD MUST "PROVE US"!: - EXODUS 16:4.

FELLOWSHIP WITH THE "TRIUNE" GOD: -

GOD- MATTHEW 6:9; JOHN 16:23-24; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:20; ACTS 4:24; EPHESIANS 1:15-17; COLOSSIANS 1:3.

JESUS - ACTS 7:53,60; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 3:11-13; 1 TIMOTHY 1:12;
REVELATION 1:5-6.

HOLY SPIRIT - 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:31; 1 CORINTHIANS 14:1; PSALM 42:1: PHILIPPIANS 3:10;
JOHN 1:33; LUKE 12:11-12, cf., ACTS 4:8; LUKE 21:15; 1 CORINTHIANS 14:14-16; ROMANS 8:26-27.

Through the Spirit and Blood of Jesus we come into fellowship with the Father and the Son = 1 JOHN 1:3; JOHN 16:14-15. Why not talk to them all!

GOD LONGS AFTER US: - PSALM 45:10-11; REVELATION 21:3; JOHN 1:14; ISAIAH 43:1-4; ISAIAH 43:15-16; JEREMIAH 31:3; JEREMIAH 14:17 --> MATTHEW 23:37; JEREMIAH 24:6,7; HOSEA 2:16,18; ISAIAH 54:5; ISAIAH 62:4-5; REVELATION 21:9; JOHN 3:16; MATTHEW 11:28; LUKE 22:15; JOHN 15:17; 1 PETER 1:19.

WHY SOLOMON FELL!: - 1 KINGS 11 (all).

THE ROD OF CORRECTION: HEBREWS 12:6; PROVERBS 13:24; HEBREWS 12:7; PROVERBS 22:15,13-14; HEBREWS 12:9;ROMANS 3:18; PROVERBS 29:15,17; PSALM 127:5; HEBREWS 12:11; PROVERBS 19:18.


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXIV)

IN THE WORD: - the significance of money is fully realised. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables of Christ deal with the handling of money and possessions.

LUTHER: - "He who has given someone his heart will also give him his purse"!

THE DEEP CONCERN GOD HAS FOR US: - PSALM 139:13-16; MATTHEW 10 (all). There are 260 references to Eternal Punishment or Hell; 40% are in the N.T.!!

HEBREWS 11:1: - "Es ist aber der Glaube die Substanz dessen, was wir erhoffen, das Überzeugtsein von dem, was wir nicht sehen".

MANY FORMS OF WORSHIP: - Clapping hands: PSALM 47:1; Lifting hands: PSALM 63:4; PSALM 134:2; PSALM 141:2; Singing: PSALM 92:1; PSALM 98:1; Joyful shouting: PSALM 81:1; Use of instruments: PSALM 150:3-5; Speaking aloud: = 20 times in PSALM 145 alone!

HAVE WE PATIENCE?: - JAMES 5:1-11; 1 THESSALONIANS 1:3; ROMANS 5:3 - Be patient to all men! 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14; PSALM 106... Patient towards God: PSALM 37:7; ROMANS 8:25; HEBREWS 10:3536... Patient with ourselves: JAMES 1:2-3.

CLOTHING BETRAYS WHAT WE ARE!: - 2 KINGS 1:2,5-8; GENESIS 38:13-15.

NO SOLDIER IS TO "MURDER": - GENESIS 9:5-6; 1 JOHN 3:11-12,15; MATTHEW 5:21-22; JOHN 18:36.

NO BLOOD: - LEVITICUS 17:11; GENESIS 9:3-4; ACTS 15:28-29; DEUTERONOMY 12:15-16; ACTS 20:26-27.

SINGING: - PSALM 104:33-34; JOB 38:7; REVELATION 15:3; PSALM 100:2,4; 2 CHRONICLES 20:15,28; PSALM 149:5; 2 KINGS 3:15*** Elisha sends for a minstrel.

FROM LEVITICUS chapters 4-6: - we can see 3 of the requirements God imposed for RECONCILIATION: (a) Confession... Chap 5:5; (b) Restitution... Chap 6:1-5; and (c) Sacrifice...Chap 6:6-7.

ALL DOCTRINE MUST BE BASED ON THE WORD: - ACTS 15:15; MATTHEW 19:4-5; JOHN 10:35 and MATTHEW 3:15.

PUBLIC DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE MEDIA: - journalists, reporters etc., must be very careful before God!... 2 SAMUEL 1:20; ROMANS 14:4; JAMES 4:11-12 and JAMES 5:9.

GOD PUNISHES THOSE WHO TROUBLE US!: - 2 THESSALONIANS 1:6.

NUMBERS 15:22-31: - Provision for sins of ignorance.

MINISTRIES: - EPHESIANS 4:11-12; ACTS 21:8; ROMANS 12:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; 2 TIMOTHY 4:5.

PASTORS: - JOHN 10:11; GENESIS 49:24; NUMBERS 27:16; EXODUS 18:21-23.

HOPE: - COLOSSIANS 1:23; HEBREWS 3:6; PSALM 31:24; PSALM 39:7; ROMANS 15:4; PROVERBS 14:32; COLOSSIANS 1:5; 1 JOHN 3:2-3;TITUS 2:12-13.

PROVIDENCE/CIRCUMSTANCE: - has its role: ESTHER 4:14; 1 CORINTHIANS 16:8-9; RUTH 2:3.

COUNSELLORS: - PROVERBS 12:15; ACTS 13:2; ACTS 15 (all); GALATIANS 1:18; GALATIANS 2:9; PROVERBS 15:22;PROVERBS 11:14; (exception = 1 SAMUEL 14:1 & GALATIANS 1:16).

COLOSSIANS 3:15: - "Let the peace of God arbitrate, preside or settle all questionings in your hearts" (Greek).


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXV)

WORSHIP: -

Kneeling: - PSALM 95:6; 2 CHRONICLES 6:13; DANIEL 6:10; LUKE 22:41; ACTS 7:60; ACTS 9:40; ACTS 20:36EPHESIANS 3:14; ACTS 21:5; ISAIAH 45:23; ROMANS 14:11; PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11.

Bowing: - GENESIS 19:1; GENESIS 27:29; GENESIS 42:6; 1 SAMUEL 24:8; 2 SAMUEL 9:8; 1 KINGS 1:23; GENESIS 19:1 → mark of respect; GENESIS 24:26; EXODUS 4:31; EXODUS 12:27; EXODUS 34:8 = bowing in prayer.

Falling before God: -
Sign of respect = RUTH 2:10; 1 SAMUEL 20:41; DANIEL 8:17; 2 SAMUEL 1:2; 2 SAMUEL 9:6; 2 SAMUEL 18:28.
In worship = GENESIS 17:3; JOB 1:20.
In gratitude = 2 KINGS 4:37; LUKE 17:16.
Depth of earnestness = 1 SAMUEL 25:23-24; ESTHER 8:3.
Deeply burdened = DEUTERONOMY 9:1718; JOSHUA 7:6; MARK 5:22; MARK 7:25; LUKE 5:12; MATTHEW 26:39.
Falling before a superior = 2 SAMUEL 19:18; GENESIS 50:18; 1 CHRONICLES 21:16; NUMBERS 14:5;
NUMBERS 16:4-22,45; 1 KINGS 18:39.
Deep spiritual experience = EZEKIEL 1:28; EZEKIEL 3:23; 1 KINGS 8:11; ACTS 9:4-6; MATTHEW 17:6;
REVELATION 1:17; REVELATION 5:8,14; REVELATION 7:11.

Standing: - JOB 29:8; NEHEMIAH 8:5; NEHEMIAH 9:3,2; 2 KINGS 23:3; 1 SAMUEL 1:26; 1 KINGS 8:22; LUKE 18:13;MARK 11:25; 2 CHRONICLES 20:18-19; NEHEMIAH 9:5; REVELATION 7:9-10.

Lifting of hands: - PSALM 88:9; GENESIS 14:22; DANIEL 12:7; REVELATION 10:5-6; EXODUS 9:22.

Intercession: - EXODUS 17:11-12; 2 CHRONICLES 6:13; 1 KINGS 8:22; 1 TIMOTHY 2:8; LAMENTATIONS 2:19; PSALM 143:6; EXODUS 9:29; ISAIAH 1:15.

Penitence: - EZRA 9:5; LAMENTATIONS 3:40-41.

Worship: - NEHEMIAH 8:6; PSALM 63:4; PSALM 134:2; PSALM 119:48.

Appealing: - ACTS 26:1; ROMANS 10:21; PROVERBS 1:24.

Stretch/Spread: - EXODUS 9:29; 2 CHRONICLES 6:13; 1 KINGS 8:38; PSALM 88:9.

1 JOHN 1:9: - ISAIAH 43:25; ISAIAH 44:22; PSALM 103:12; MICAH 7:19; ISAIAH 38:17; HEBREWS 8:12; HEBREWS 10:17.

TEACHERS: - 1 CORINTHIANS 12:28; EPHESIANS 4:11-12; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:5-16; 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1-24; ACTS 13:1-2,11,16; 2 TIMOTHY 2:2; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:2; 1 CORINTHIANS 4:1; 1 TIMOTHY 2:7; ROMANS 12:6-8.

SUPPLICATION: - Hebrew = "graciousness" in bending, or "stooping in kindness", "to be rubbed, or worn" = 2 CHRONICLES 6:29; ACTS 20:22 - Greek = "to arrive" = competent, fit, begging, binding. 2 CHRONICLES 6 and 1 KINGS 9 = perfect picture of supplication.

GOD'S PLAN IS TO SAVE HOUSEHOLDS!: - JOHN 1:41; GENESIS 7:1; EXODUS 12:3; JOSHUA 2:13; JOSHUA 6:23-25; ACTS 11:14-15; ACTS 16:14-15.

CHRIST DIED, ROSE AND REVIVED: - JOB 19:25; ISAIAH 25:8; PSALM 16:10; MATTHEW 12:40; MATTHEW 16:21; MATTHEW 17:22-23; MATTHEW 20:18-19; MARK 8:31; MARK 9:31; MARK 10:33-34; LUKE 9:22; LUKE 24:26; JOHN 2:19,21; JOHN 10:17-18; No wonder our Lord's enemies remembered such promises as these: the marvel is that His followers forgot them!


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXVI)

DEATH PENALTY: - GENESIS 9:6.

DATE OF EXODUS: - 1400 BC. 1 KINGS 6:1.

SOUL POISON: - PSALM 64:2-3; ROMANS 3:14; HEBREWS 12:15; JAMES 3:11-12,14; EPHESIANS 4:31; COLOSSIANS 3:19.

RESURRECTION IN OLD TESTAMENT: Widow's son = 1 KINGS 17:21-22 & Shunammite's son in 2 KINGS 4:32-36 and man who revived in 2 KINGS 13:21.

A RING FOR THE BRIDE: - GENESIS 24:10,22.

WHEN THE WOMEN RULE: - ISAIAH 3:12.

WHERE DOES SATAN COME FROM?: - 2 PETER 2:4; JUDE 6; LUKE 10:18; EZEKIEL 28:12-18; ISAIAH 14:4-17; REVELATION 12:3.

JERUSALEM: - is in the "middle" of the earth: EZEKIEL 5:5.

WHAT TO DO WITH MONEY: - PROVERBS 21:13; PROVERBS 22:16; PROVERBS 29:7; PROVERBS 14:21; PROVERBS 19:17; PROVERBS 28:27; DANIEL 4:27; GALATIANS 2:10; LUKE 6:38; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6. There are Laws of God concerning money. PROVERBS 3:9; MATTHEW 15:4-6 honour parents with money → 1 TIMOTHY 5:16-18.

* - see page 495 in O.T. Amplified Bible commentary (ZONDERVAN 4th printing, 1965)

ENCOUNTER OF MOSES: - with greatest giant in the Bible: DEUTERONOMY 3:11. We should never fear any opposition - cf. verses 2 & 22. The reason = anything we fear, we eventually become subject to. Therefore fear ONLY The Lord. cf. EXODUS 23:27; DEUTERONOMY 2:25; DEUTERONOMY 11:25EXODUS 23:21.

GOD MAKES PROMISES - BUT DOESN'T DATE THEM!: - HEBREWS 10:36; ROMANS 15:4-5; LUKE 21:19; COLOSSIANS 1:11; HEBREWS 6:12; JAMES 1:3-4; JAMES 5:7,10-11.

MALACHI 3:14-15: - People's attitude towards God today!

DAVID ORGANISED GREAT CHOIRS: - 2 SAMUEL 6:5,14-16; 1 CHRONICLES 15:29; 1 CHRONICLES 16:4-36; 1 CHRONICLES 25 (all).

2 TABERNACLES FUNCTIONING IN ISRAEL: - During commencement of Solomon's reign.

1st at Mt. Gibeon = Tabernacle of Moses (contained all the ritualism)... some worship and praise in music form = 1 CHRONICLES 16:37-43; 1 CHRONICLES 21:28-30; 2 CHRONICLES 1:1-6.

2nd at Mt. Zion = Tabernacle of David... 2 CHRONICLES 1:4... gave/offered no animal sacrifices - but only sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving.

EXTRAS - FOR TITHE: - 1 TIMOTHY 6:17-19; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11; DEUTERONOMY 26:1-3,12; 1 CHRONICLES 29:14;ECCLESIASTES 11:1-2,4; PROVERBS 11:24. ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA explains that one kernel, planted and harvested after 2 years produces 32,500 grains of wheat = JOHN 12:24!

HAPPINESS: - PSALM 128:1; PSALM 32:1; PSALM 119:1 & PSALM 146:5,6.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: - God Himself keeps record of names of the family of God: PHILIPPIANS 4:3; REVELATION 3:5; REVELATION 21:27; GALATIANS 2:9; ACTS 1:21; ACTS 6:3.


Some "PEARLS": (PART XXVII)

RETURN OF JEWS TO ISRAEL: - EZEKIEL 36:24,35-36 = ISAIAH 41:18-19; JEREMIAH 16:15-16; ISAIAH 14:1;JEREMIAH 30:3; EZEKIEL 11:17; JEREMIAH 31:4-10,17.

ISRAEL'S FUTURE BORDERS: - DEUTERONOMY 32:8; ACTS 17:26; GENESIS 15:7,18; EXODUS 23:31; NUMBERS 34:2-12 ***; DEUTERONOMY 11:24; JOSHUA 1:4; EZEKIEL 47:13-20; ISAIAH 19:21-25.

THE LAW DOESN'T HELP TO OVERCOME SIN: - it helps only to be "sin conscious." The law gives sin its "strength": 1 CORINTHIANS 15:56; ROMANS 4:15; ROMANS 5:20. Our strength to overcome the negatives of "old life" comes from the positives of who we are in Christ!

PERSISTENCY IN PRAYER: - ROMANS 12:12; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17; 1 THESSALONIANS 1:23; ROMANS 1:9; ACTS 12:5; LUKE 18:1-8; MATTHEW 7:7 and MATTHEW 11:12.

GENESIS 1:14-19: - declares the earth is THE REASON for ALL heavenly bodies...

ISAIAH 45:18: - God created THIS EARTH to be inhabited by man.

ROMANS 16:25 & 1 CORINTHIANS 2:7: - reveal MAN was THE REASON for creation.

OLD AGE: - ISAIAH 64:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:1; PROVERBS 17:6; PROVERBS 16:31; LEVITICUS 19:32; MARK 7:11 and PSALM 37:25.

1 KINGS 20:40: - Through this mistake, Ahab lost everything!

NOT TO PRAY TO THE DEAD: - ISAIAH 8:19-20; Standing Images/Obelisks etc. (Hebrew: "matzebah") 1 KINGS 14:23; 2 KINGS 18:4; JEREMIAH 43:13;MICAH 5:13.

KNEELING IN PRAYER: - PSALM 95:6; 1 KINGS 8:54; DANIEL 6:10; ACTS 7:60; ACTS 21:5.

SITTING IN PRAYER: - 2 SAMUEL 7:18; ACTS 2:2.

DISCIPLES BROUGHT TO NEW BIRTH NOT BEFORE PENTECOST!: JOHN 15:15; LUKE 22:32; ACTS 11:17 (Greek = "when ye first believed")

THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS - THE CRUCIFIXION: - LUKE 13:32-33; MATTHEW 16:21; MARK 10:34;MATTHEW 12:38-40; GENESIS 1:4-13; JOHN 11:9-10; MARK 8:31; JOHN 2:19 - 72 hours in grave... MATTHEW 27:46-50; JOHN 19:31-33; MARK 15:42; DEUTERONOMY 21:23; JOHN 19:38-42. Tomb at sunrise on Sunday already empty! = MARK 16:2 = JOHN 20:1-2. Nowhere does The Bible say He had just risen! LUKE 24:1-2; MARK 16:9 = "He was risen" (Past Tense). The sabbath was NOT the weekly sabbath, BUT an ANNUAL SABBATH = JOHN 19:14,31. So 2 sabbaths occured this week, = MARK 16:1 cf. LUKE 23:56 = "bought spices after Wednesday sabbath and THEN RESTED on the Saturday Sabbath. (Source: See "Babylon Mystery Religion”, p.140,141)

AUTHORITY OF THE WORD: - MATTHEW 5:17; JOHN 5:39; JOHN 10:35; 2 TIMOTHY 3:16; 2 PETER 1:20-21; 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37; EPHESIANS 6:17; REVELATION 22:9; ACTS 1:16; ACTS 2:16; GALATIANS 3:2,5-6,8; JOHN 7:38; ROMANS 15:18-19; HEBREWS 4:12; HEBREWS 11:3; HEBREWS 1:3.

THE TIME IS SHORT: - 1 CORINTHIANS 7:29; ROMANS 13:11-12; MARK 1:15; GALATIANS 4:4; TITUS 1:3; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:2.

JESUS SPOKE NOTHING OF HIS OWN IDEAS: - JOHN 5:19,30; JOHN 8:26-29,40; JOHN 12:49-50.

IGNORANCE DOES NOT EXEMPT FROM GUILT AND PUNISHMENT: - LEVITICUS 4:2,13,22,27;LEVITICUS 5:15,17; NUMBERS 15:22-29; HOSEA 4:6; LUKE 12:48.


 Pearls of Wisdom - PROVERBS 4:5-9:

WE ARE A LIVING SACRIFICE
(ROMANS 12:1)

There is an altar I must build
Strong and foursquare, of rough-hewn stone,
With bitter labour shaped and laid,
And I must build it all alone.
No other hand but mine must rear
That altar in the secret place,
Remote, untrod, where even now
God wants to meet me face to face.
Up the steep rugged path that leads
Straight to the place that I desire
Yet shrink from, I myself alone
There is no back but mine must bear
The faggot up the long incline;
The wood of kindling must be laid
in order by no hand but mine!


“HOLD THE ROPES” - Over the years in the Lord, He has also caused me to read some fantastic reports and material. What follows is a report taken from a magazine put out by the Elim Church - some years ago.These reports are also amongst my section on "Pearls".

The following report should put Godly fear into you. You should never forget this report and realise your duties (those responsibilities which God is giving us) and even more so now as He is showing you the urgent need to "pray through" for all those points we are being given - especially LUKE 10:2!

Don't let yourself become one of those who "let's go of the ropes!"

"I was greatly challenged some time ago, when I read of a young couple, who in 1888, were bidding farewell to their home church because they were about to leave for an African field, known as the 'white man's grave.'

The husband said: 'My wife and I have a strange dread in going. We feel much as if we were going down into a pit. We are willing to take the risk and go, if you, our home church will promise to hold the ropes!' Everyone in that congregation promised to do so.

Less than two years had passed when his wife, and the little one God had given them, succumbed to a dreaded fever. Soon the husband realised that his days were numbered. Not wanting to send word home of his coming, he started back at once and he arrived at the hour of the Wednesday prayer meeting. He slipped in unnoticed, taking a back seat. At the close of the meeting he went forward. An awe came over the people, for death was written on his face.

He said: 'I am your missionary. My wife and child are buried in Africa and I have come home to die. This evening I listened anxiously as you prayed to hear if there would be some mention of your missionary; to see if you were keeping your promises. But I listened in vain. You prayed for everything connected with yourselves and your home church, but you forgot your missionary. I see now why I am a failure... it is because you have failed to hold the ropes!'"

(Reported by R. Jones, Secretary General, Elim Pentecostal Church, 10th May, 1980).


Pearls of Wisdom - PROVERBS 4:5-9

Who is the "Holy Ghost"? -

The Bible sets out a large number of evidences for the personality of the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. In Scripture the Holy Spirit is referred to by personal pronouns and in the 16th chapter of JOHN the masculine pronoun «ekeinos» is used 12 TIMES, referring to the Holy Spirit. The Revised Standard Version renders ROMANS 8:16,26 as "the Spirit Himself."

The work of the Holy Spirit entails personality. He is described as the Comforter and the Scripture makes it clear He is the Divine Author - for "all scripture is given by inspiration of God." His work as Teacher; Guide and Witness to Christ are offices which demand personality and PSALM 14 makes it clear that the Holy Spirit is now involved in the creative work of God, as also stated in GENESIS chapter 1. It is obvious then that the ministry and functioning of the Holy Spirit are identified with that of personality.

As a personality, the Holy Spirit is identified with the Trinity and to deny the personality of the Holy Spirit is to cast doubt on the personality of God the Father, and God the Son. One of the most amazing statements concerning the personality of the Holy Spirit is His identification with believers in decision-making. "It seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us..." (ACTS 15:28).

The characteristics of personality are also clearly stated in relation to the Holy Spirit. There is the characteristic of intellect according to 1 CORINTHIANS 2:10. The Holy Spirit exercises will, according to 1 CORINTHIANS 12:11, and emotions such as "love", are also attributed to the Holy Spirit according to ROMANS 15:30 and the Holy Spirit can be grieved!

Acts of independent personality are stated as being exercised by the Holy Spirit; for instance: the Spirit spoke to Philip (ACTS 8:29), and directed concerning the calling of Barnabas and Saul (ACTS 13:2). The personal operations of the Holy Spirit speaking to men; leading, directing, restraining and convicting are the operations of a Person, no mere influence could operate in such a manner.


1 TIMOTHY 3:1-16 - "The pillar and ground of Truth": -

The city of Ephesus was celebrated for its pillars and inscriptions. The temple of Diana was encompassed by 127 columns, each 60 feet in height. As Timothy was ministering in the church at Ephesus when Paul wrote, it was especially fitting that he represented the Christian Church as the pillar and foundation of the truth. It was common in ancient times to transmit laws and historical facts to posterity by engraving inscriptions on the columns so that they may be read by those who pass by, and be preserved for the benefit of future ages.

DO PEOPLE READ/SEE CHRIST IN YOU?? - 2 CORINTHIANS 3:3 ***


Traces of what Man once was?

1 CORINTHIANS 13:12 - What was man like as originally created - before sin started taking its toll on his mind, body, and the world in which he lives? The Bible indicates that Adam had knowledge we could never understand. Today we can only, as Paul says, "... see through a glass, darkly..." Are there hints around us of the original capabilities of the human brain? Keep in mind that each of us has different deficiencies and different strengths. The so-called "idiot savant" has a low IQ, yet is
capable of incredible mental feats. This syndrome is caused when damage to the left hemisphere of the brain causes the right hemisphere to "overdevelop".

"K", at the age of 28, had a mental age of 11 and a vocabulary of only 58 words. But he could remember the population of every U.S. city of more than 5,000 people, the distances of every city between New York and Chicago, every country seat in the nation, and the names, locations and number of rooms in over 2,000 hotels.

In the 1700’s Jedediah Buxton, with a mental age of 10, could calculate any number in his head. When asked how many 1/8ths of an inch exist in a cube 23,145,789 yards by 5,642,732 yards by 54,965 yards, he answered with the correct 28-digit number.

Blind and mentally retarded, Leslie Lemke is a musical genius. He can play any music after only hearing it once. He once played every note of a 45-minute piece perfectly after hearing it the first time!

Do we see here a trace of abilities which God meant for all? (GENESIS 1:31)

Remember the film: "Rainman" with Dustin Hoffman?... N.B. 1 CORINTHIANS 3:18-20

(Source: Bible-Science News)


Pearls of Wisdom - PROVERBS 4:5-9: -

  1. Two marks of a Christian: GIVING and FORGIVING. 
  2. What it Costs to be True to God:
    It cost Abraham the yielding up of his only son.
    It cost Daniel to be cast into the den of lions.
    It cost Stephen death by stoning.
    It cost Peter a martyr's death.
    It cost Jesus His life.
     

    DOES IT COST YOU ANYTHING?

  3. GOD'S WORK must be done GOD'S WAY.

(Pastor Günther)


A clergyman had just enjoyed a hearty chicken dinner at the home of a rural parishioner. Gazing out the window, he remarked: "That rooster seems a mighty proud and happy bird". "He should", the host replied, "his oldest son just entered the ministry".


"If we sit down at the sun set and count the things that we have done, and counting, find one selfdenying act, one word that eased the heart of one who heard, one glance most kind that fell like sunshine where it went, then we may count the day well spent.

But if through all the long day, we've eased no heart by yea or nay; if through it all we've done
nothing that we can trace, that brought the sunshine to a face, no act most small that helped some
soul, and nothing cost, then count that day as more than lost! MATTHEW 25:34-46.