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A Believer Walking In The Light

                                                    A Believer Walking In The Light
Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Before you were saved
          8 – “For ye were sometimes darkness,” – Lost man in darkness
          8 – “but now are ye light in the Lord:” – When you were saved

 1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4 Is the gospelYou believed the gospel (Salvation)
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
After you are saved
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
After we believed the gospel and was saved, we became light in the Lord
5:8 “walk as children of light:”
How can we walk as children of light?
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
The Word of God puts light in our inner man (Soul)
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
1 John 1:5 “God is light,”
Ephesians 5:8 “walk as children of light:”
God does not want us to walk in darkness after we are saved
Darkness – means ignorance of God
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. – Notice two things in this verse:
“Who will have all men to be saved,”
“and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
If a believer is going to walk as children of light, then we must come to the knowledge of the truth. How can we do that?
By the word of God – John 17:17 “thy word is truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thy self approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Conclusion: As a believer, we should consider what Paul says in Romans through Philemon. I encourage you to consider what Paul says, read his letters, believe what you read, and learn to rightly divide the word of truth. As believers, I encourage all of you to walk in the light. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth

                                         Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Note: God wants all believers to look in Paul’s letters to come to the knowledge of the truth. How are we going to do that?

 2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say;”
     Who is doing the speaking? Paul
     Are you willing to consider what Paul says?
     Who is Paul? Romans 11:13″inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,”

Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye head of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Conclusion: Are you willing to consider what Paul wrote to us in Romans through Philemon? Would you be willing to read Paul’s letters, and believe what you read? Then would you be willing to study to show thyself approved unto God? Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

The Written Word Of God Is Profitable

The Written Word of God Is Profitable

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
a. for doctrine: That body of truth that you believe.
Example: Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
What does “ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine” mean?
To obey from the heart simply means to believe the gospel
Romans 6:17 Paul is talking about saved people
Romans 6:17 “ye were the servants of sin,” – past tense
Romans 6:17”but ye have obeyed from the heart” – That’s when a person believes the gospel. (Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;”)
What is the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3 – 4
b. for reproof: Is bad behavior that doesn’t match the doctrine.
Example: 1 Corinthians – These believers had bad behavior. Their walk for the Lord did not match who they were in Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
c. for correction: Is straightening out ideas you have that are wrong, and those ideas that don’t match the doctrine correctly. (Bad Doctrine)
Example: Galatians – These believers had turned to bad doctrine
Galatians 3:1 O FOOLISH Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
d. for instruction in righteousness: We get our instructions by following the Apostle Paul – 1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

The Word Of God Working In A Believer

The Word Of God Working In A Believer

The word of God renews the believer’s mind by reeducating it
Romans 12:2
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

The word of God transforms the believer’s behavior by the renewed mind
Romans 12:1-2
Romans 6:11-13
Colossians 1:9-11

The word of God energizes the believer by sound doctrine
Sound doctrine is energy for the believer.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 “worketh” – The word of God energizes a believer.

The word of God strengthens the inner man through the Spirit
The doctrine that is in a person’s soul fortifies and sustains the inner man by the Spirit of God.
Colossians 1:11
Ephesians 3:16
The Holy spirit strengthens you in the inner man.
How does the Holy Spirit strengthen our inner man?
By the Word of God
The Holy Spirit takes the word of God (the doctrine in your soul) and He energizes it.
Colossians 3:16”Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;”

The Coming Of The Lord

                               1 Thessalonians 4:15 – 17 The Coming Of The Lord
The Lord is coming for all believers that are saved and in the Body of Christ.
These verses will give comfort to all believers that will read them.

4:16 Resurrection
4:17 Rapture (“caught up together”)
4:17 Reunion
4:18 Renewing our minds
How? 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

All believers should want to renew their minds daily in the word of God. We should read, learn how to study, learn how to rightly divide the word of truth, and walk by faith in the position that we have in Christ.

As believers we should be:

Waiting – “And to wait for his Son from heaven,” – 1 Thessalonians 1:10
Looking for that blessed hope – Titus 2:13
Listening for the “shout” from the Lord Jesus Christ – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Pressing toward the mark – Philippians 3:14

Law Or Grace

                                                                          Law Or Grace
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
The “law principle” works through a performance system
          If you do the works then you get the blessing
          If you don’t do the works then you get the curse
The Grace Principle says:
          Here are all of the blessings
          Now serve me out of a heart of gratitude and thanksgiving.
These two principles of law and grace are opposite
          The law principle is what we call the “if then” principle
          If you do this, then God will do that.
          The law says if you perform this, you will get a blessing.
          The law says “if you don’t do that then you get a curse.”
          The Grace Principle says “here, and hands you the blessing.”
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus              Christ our Lord.
          “but the gift of God” – That’s under grace.
          “is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Eternal life is a gift.
          “God gives us up front what a person under the law is working to get”.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
          Grace is all that God is free to do for you through the cross.
          Grace gives you a blessing freely.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

“This World”

                                                                       “This World”
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    The phrase “this world” is a reference to the present evil world system which is:

Under the authority of “the god of this world” – 2 Corinthians 4:4

Under the influence of the philosophy of Satan – Colossians 2:8

Carried along by a value system that appeals to “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” – 1 John 2:16; Ephesians 2:2-3