by: Pastor Max
be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own
selves. For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer,
he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For
he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was." (James 1:22-24)
IS THE SPIRITUAL CONDITION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH?
exactly is the condition of the Christian Church today? The
Christian Church appears to be suffering from a disease called, 'SPIRITUAL
CHURCH HAVING A 'CRISES OF IDENTITY' OR 'SPIRITUAL AMNESIA'
condition, intermittent, other times complete - seriously retards
church growth and spirituality. It is not a new condition,
however, and St. James was well acquainted with it.
most serious crises of identity, or 'spiritual amnesia attack'
happened to Jesus' secretary treasurer, Judas Iscariot, who fell
for the sin of 'greed and covetousness' and 'stole from the bag'!
(John 12:4-6; John 13:29). Judas Iscariot continued playing
the game and eventually, "Satan entered into him". (John
ISCARIOT, ONE OF THE CHOSEN 12 DISCIPLES BETRAYED JESUS FOR 30
PIECE OF SILVER - THEN KILLED HIMSELF
Judas had betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver and saw that
He was condemned to die, he returned the money to the high priest,
have betrayed the innocent blood." He
then took his own life! (Matthew 27: 3-5)
very sad, to see a man who was 'one
of the twelve disciples', who had been given power to
preach the gospel, heal the sick
and cast out devils, fall from grace and be lost forever!
(Mark 6: 7,12,13; Acts 1: 17)
PETER HAD A ''SPIRITUAL AMNESIA' ATTACK WHEN HE DENIED THAT
HE KNEW JESUS
our Saviour's trial, St.
Peter also suffered such an attack, when he was labeled a
disciple of Jesus! On three separate occasions, he vigorously
denied the accusation, stating that he did not "know
Peter even cursed and swore, to make his point.
ONLY TOOK ONE LOOK FROM JESUS, FOR PETER'S 'SPIRITUAL AMNESIA'
ATTACK TO BE GONE
for Peter's amnesia, came in the form of 'one look' from
Jesus': "The Lord turned,
and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the
Lord, how He had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt
deny Me thrice. And
Peter went out and wept bitterly." (Luke 22: 61-62)
And his amnesia was gone.
AMNESIA' IS RELATED TO THE SPIRITUAL DISEASE 'SLUMBER'
Peter, it usually happens at a very crucial and important
moment. It is certainly related to the spiritual disease of 'slumber'
in which Peter and the other disciples were involved, just
prior to his denial of Jesus! When Jesus needed them the
most, in the time of His greatest agony and conflict, they fell
asleep. And when the Master awakened them on several occasions,
they were unable to respond..
Holy Record states:
"Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray
saith He unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto
death: tarry ye here, and watch with Me. And He went a
little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me:
nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou will.
He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and sayeth
unto Peter, What could ye not watch with Me ONE HOUR?
and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second
time, and prayed. And He came and found them asleep
again…" (Matthew 26: 36-46)
PAUL SAID, "FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF
Paul identified the problem, putting it in proper perspective, in
his letter to the church in Rome: "For
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of
God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek." (Romans
FAST THE FORM OF SOUND WORDS.
In his epistle to Timothy, the great apostle, admonishes: "Hold
fast the form of sound words..." "That good
thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost, which
dwelleth in us."
he shares some very sad news: "This thou knowest, that ALL
they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are
Phygellus and Hermogenes. The Lord give mercy unto
the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and
was not ashamed of my chain."
(2 Timothy 1: 13-16)
IMPRISONMENT EMBARRASSED AND FRIGHTENED SOME BELIEVERS
imprisonment had embarrassed and frightened some of the believers,
and Timothy was undoubtedly becoming fearful that he also might be
subjected to beatings, imprisonment and death.
NOT ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY OF OUR LORD
the letter to his young disciple, Paul writes: "For God hath
not given us the spirit
of fear; but of power,
love, and of a sound
mind. Be not thou therefore
ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner:
but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God." (2 Timothy 2:7,8)
SUFFERED 'SPIRITUAL AMNESIA'
suffered a devastating attack of 'spiritual
amnesia', which quite probably led to his eternal
damnation. In his letter to Timothy, the great ‘warrior of the
cross' writes: "Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: For
Demas hath forsaken me, having loved
this present world, and is departed unto
Paul reports: "At my first answer, no
man stood with me, but ALL MEN FORSOOK ME:
I pray God that it will not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding,
the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the
preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might
hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion." (2
Timothy 4: 16,17)
NOT THE WORLD, NEITHER THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE WORLD
Bible warns: "Love
not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all
that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the
eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
world." "And the world passeth away, and ;the lust
thereof: but he that doeth the will of God, abideth
John 2: 15-17)
James of the first Pentecostal Church, in Jerusalem, put a HUMAN
FACE on the problem of spiritual amnesia! He divided people into
two classes: the 'hearers and
doers' and the 'hearers
only'. He said that those who hear the Scriptures and
give only mental assent, can be likened to a man, looking at his
face in the mirror, and shortly forgetting what he looked like!
COULD ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN 'BORN AGAIN' SUFFER 'SPIRITUAL
a man forget whether he had a beard or was clean shaven? Or
whether he had black hair or blond, or if his eyes were blue or
brown? Of course not! But,
spiritual amnesia is just as absurd and ridiculous.
could anyone ever forget the life transforming experience, of
being Born - Again? The
release from condemnation and guilt, as our sins were washed away
by the precious
blood of Jesus Christ! The
peace of God flooded our spirit and soul, and God's love swept
through our entire being as Jesus
made Himself real to our hearts, and the Holy Spirit
introduced us to our Heavenly Father.
IMPOSSIBLE FOR A SINCERE CHRISTIAN TO FORGET BEING FILLED WITH THE
is impossible for a Christian - unless the conscience is seared -
to forget the glorious experience of being filled with the Holy
ye shall receive power (authority) after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto Me...
the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried,
any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believeth
on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water. But this He spoke of the Spirit, which
they that believe on Him should receive..."
(Acts 1:8; John 7:37-38)
word that Jesus used to describe the impact of the Holy Spirit in
the life of a believer is 'dunamis',
out of which we get the word 'DYNAMITE'! St. Paul's prayer for the
Church; best describes
the Holy Spirit's impact upon a believer.
the God of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of
Him." "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the
riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints."
what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us - ward who
believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He
wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him
at His own right Hand in the heavenly places,"
above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that
which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave
Him to be Head over all things to the Church, Which is His body,
the fullness of Him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians
MADE A COMPARISON BETWEEN THOSE WHO HEARD HIS WORD AND ACTED
AND THOSE WHO DID NOT
wise man built his house upon a rock....The foolish man built his
house upon the sand.
drew a comparison between those who heard His Word and acted upon
it and those who did not! Here are His timeless Words: "Therefore
whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I
will liken him unto a WISE MAN who built, which
built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that
it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock."
every one that heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them not,
is likened unto a FOOLISH MAN, which built
his house upon the sand: And the rains descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and
it fell: and great was the fall of it."
(Matthew 7: 24-27)
said: "Hearken; Behold a sower went out to sow: And it came
to pass, as he sowed, some
fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and
devoured it up."
some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and
immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But
when the sun was up, it was scorched: and because it had no root,
it withered away."
some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked
it, and it yielded no fruit. And
on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and
increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and
some an hundred." (Mark 4: 3-8)
MADE IT PLAIN THAT WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS SOWN, IMMEDIATELY
THE DEVIL COMES TO STEAL THE WORD
this parable, Jesus made it plain that when the Word of God is
the devil comes to steal the Word.
(John 10:15) Our
Lord stated that Satan came to "steal, kill and
destroy". (John 10:10)
seed that was sown on STONY GROUND speaks of those "who
have heard the Word, immediately receive it with gladness; And
have no root
in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward when
affliction or persecution ariseth for the Word's sake, immediately
they are offended." (John 10: 18,19)
seed sown AMONG THORNS refers to: "such
as hear the Word, and the cares of this world,
And the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things
entering in, choke the Word, and it becometh unfruitful." (John 10:18,19)
finally, the seed that fell on GOOD GROUND are:
"such as hear the Word, and
receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty,
and some an hundred." (John 10: 20)
doesn't recognize those "who
receive the Word with gladness, but fall away"
or those who "hear
the Word and become unfruitful because of the cares, pleasures and
lusts of this world" as GENUINE believers.
Lord separates believers –
as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit" - into
three groups: "some
thirty fold, some sixty and some an hundred.'
DESIRES FRUIT IN HIS FOLLOWERS
DESIRES FRUIT in His followers! He stated: "I
am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in
Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that
beareth fruit, He PURGETH
it, that it may bring forth more
in Me. and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in
am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do
a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered;
and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are
burned." (John 15: 1-6)
PUTS BELIEVERS IN 3 CATEGORIES:30% - 60% - 100%
places believers in three categories: thirty percent, sixty
percent and one hundred percent! The famous American Evangelist, D.L.
Moody said: "The FIRST CLASS", are those who got
to Calvary and there got life. They believed on the Son and were
saved, and there they rested satisfied. They did not seek anything
CLASS - 30% CHRISTIANS
might safely say, I think, without exaggeration, that 19 out of 20
Christians have just got life and have settled down, and have not
sought for power."
CLASS - 60% CHRISTIANS
SECOND CLASS, Moody calls, 'a better class of Christian' asserting
secret of the Holy Spirit's coming in power to the believer is the
individual's complete surrender to the Saviour. And we do not need
to wait upon God to do something for us. He's waiting for us to
yield ourselves to Him."
CLASS - 100% CHRISTIANS
points to John 7: 37,38, where we read: "out
of whose belly (innermost being) shall flow rivers of living
says: "This is
the BEST CLASS; this
is the kind of Christian we ought to be."
number of years ago,, Rev. Ray
Brubaker of 'Good
News Behind The News', wrote the article, 'God's
Message to This Generation', in which he gave his personal
testimony of being miraculously healed and filled with the Holy
Spirit! He quotes great preachers, who have been used of God,
because they were empowered with the Blessed Holy Spirit.
says: "As Moody stated, 'Pentecost
was only a specimen day', Moody calls attention to the fact
that for thirty years our Lord lived in obscurity in Nazareth.
Then, there came a day when we read where Jesus was "full
of the Holy Ghost."
SAID, "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME"
back to Nazareth after His victorious encounter over Satan, in the
wilderness we read where He entered the temple and read from
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me." From thence,
"for three years we find Him preaching the kingdom of God,
casting out devils and raising the dead..."
the Son of God has got to be anointed, do not His disciples need
it, and shall we not seek it, and shall we barely rest with
there were those who took exception to Moody's reference to
receiving the Holy Spirit, or his messages on the baptism of the
Spirit, TORREY relates how Moody would reply: "Why
will they split hairs? Why don't they see that this is just the
one thing that they themselves need?"
CHRISTIANS KNOW WHO WE ARE?
a follower of Jesus is serious business. Let us strive to live for
Him, in such a manner that we are in the one
hundred percent category, because we love Him and desire to
bring forth godly fruit.
KNOWS WHO WE ARE 'IN CHRIST' AND THE DEVIL KNOWS WHO WE ARE
sad fact is that God knows who we are 'in
Christ' and the devil knows who we are 'in
Christ', but we don't seem to know who we are 'in
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE 'IN CHRIST'
Christian friend, 'Do
you know who you are in Christ'? In the event, that anyone
reading this message, does not know or has forgotten who you are
in Christ, let me inform you or refresh your memory, of your
standing before God and man!
YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, YOU ARE:
A Child of God
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God...Beloved, now are we the sons of
God.." (1 John 3:1,3)
An heir of God; a joint heir with Jesus Christ
Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God and
joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we
may be also glorified together." (Romans 8: 16,17)
A king and a priest unto God
from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the first
begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto Him that loved us: And washed us from our sins in His own
blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father;
to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
(Revelation 1: 5,6)
A temple of the Holy Spirit
ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall
God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye
are." (1 Corinthians 3: 16,17; 1Corinthians 6: 19; 2
Corinthians 6: 16)
Bone of Jesus' bone and flesh of His flesh
we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones."
(Ephesians 5: 30)
A member of the body of Christ
ye not that your bodies are the member of Christ? Shall I take
then the members of Christ, and make them the members of an
harlot? God forbid." (1 Corinthians 6: 15; Ephesians 5:
An ambassador of the kingdom of God
then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you
by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
God." (2 Corinthians 5: 20)
A representative of Christ and His gospel
all things are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus
Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. To
is) that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto
Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath
committed unto us the ministry of reconciliation." (2
Corinthians 5: 18,19)
A lively stone in the building of God
also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by
Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 2: 5)
An epistle of God seen and read of all men
are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men.
Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit
of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables
of the heart." (2 Corinthians 3: 2,3)
An Over-comer through the blood of Christ
whosoever is born of God overcometh the world: And this is the
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that
overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son
of God," (1 John 5: 4,5; Romans 12: 21; Revelation 2:7)
More than a conqueror through Jesus Christ
shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that
justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died,
yeah rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of
God, Who also maketh intercession for us".
shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
sword? Nay, in all these things, we are more than conquerors
through Him that loved us." (Romans 8:33-38)
"My people are destroyed for lack
of wisdom." (Hosea 4: 6). This treatise
has been prepared with the assistance of the blessed Holy Spirit,
in order to help correct the devastating problem of 'Spiritual
Amnesia', in the 'Body of Christ'.
READ THESE WORDS AND ALLOW THE BLESSED HOLY SPIRIT TO WORK IN YOUR
LIFE AND HEART
STUDY the words that I have shared with you - from the depths
of my heart
- and allow the blessed Holy Spirit to work mightily in
your heart and life! Believe these words: "But
my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in
glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father, be
glory for ever and ever. Amen," (Philippians 4: 19,20)
I say unto you: What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And all
things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall
receive." (Mark 11:24; Matthew 21:
unto Him, Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we
ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end." (Ephesians 3: 20, 21)
St. Peter declared, "Repent and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost". (Acts 2:38)
I DO TO
said, "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
my dear friend, God is still in the business of setting men and
women free from their sins, sorrows, heartbreaks, fears and
troubles. In this age of frustrations, nervous tensions and
mental collapses, Jesus Christ is still granting peace to the
troubled, joy to the discouraged, strength to the weary and
healing to the sick!
- You must admit that you are a sinner
Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
God”. (Rom. 3:23) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have
turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
- You must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
MUST believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that Jesus died
on the cross, was buried and rose again from the dead.
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal
life. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: buot he that
believeth not is condemned already.” (John 3:15,18) “Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on
Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)
- You must repent of your sins
Bible says, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
perish.” (Luke 13:3) “Let the wicked forsake his way and the
unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord,
and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will
abundantly pardon”. (Isaiah 55:7)
- You must receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Bible says: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open
the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he
with Me.” (Rev. 3:20) “He that hath the Son hath life: and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
- You must confess Jesus Christ as your Lord
Bible says: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10)
shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man confess
before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall
be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8, 9)
DO I INVITE
JESUS CHRIST INTO MY LIFE?
to God, a prayer - from your heart.
Tell Him that you
are a sinner and that you need forgiveness. Tell him that
you believe Jesus Christ died for your sins. Tell him that
you are willing to change, to turn away from sin. Ask Jesus
Christ to come into your heart and life and be your personal
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2
you prayed and ask Jesus Christ into your heart - YOU HAVE NOW
RECEIVED THE GIFT OF SALVATION - YOU HAVE BECOME A CHILD OF GOD.
God Bless You.
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9:27 - (kjv)
as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
1:12 - (kjv) - "But
as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name." (John 1:12)
Corinthians 5:17 - (kjv) - "Therefore
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new."
10:10 - (kjv) - "For
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation."
5:24 - (kjv) - Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on
him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
6:50 - (kjv) - This
is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die.
6:13 - (kjv) - And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine
is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
57:15 - (kjv) - For thus
saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name
[is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also
[that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of
the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Thessalonians 1:9 - (kjv) -
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the
presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
1:23 - (kjv) - For
I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be
with Christ; which is far better:
6:23 - (kjv) - For
the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:8 - (kjv) - For he that soweth
to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that
soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
10:10 - (kjv) - But the
LORD [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and an everlasting
king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall
not be able to abide his indignation.
90:2 - (kjv) - Before
the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the
earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou
72:17 - (kjv) - His
name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as
the sun: and [men] shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call
41:13 - (kjv) - Blessed
[be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.
3:12 - Whose
fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff
with unquenchable fire.
5:3 - Blessed
are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:8 - Blessed
are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
5:12 - Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
5:20 - For
I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the
righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not break through nor steal.
8:11 - And I say unto you, That
many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
13:30 - Let both grow together until the harvest: and
in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:43 - Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear.
13:49 - So shall it be at
the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the
wicked from among the just.
18:10 - Take heed that ye despise
not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven
their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in
19:21 - Jesus said unto him, If
thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow
22:30 - For in the resurrection
they neither marry; nor are given in marriage, but are as the
angels of God in heaven.
25:34 - Then shall the King say
unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
25:46 - And these shall go away
into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
10:20 - Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
12:32 - Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 - Sell that ye have, and
give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure
in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.
15:6 - And when he cometh home,
he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 - I say unto you, that
likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you,
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
15:32 - It was meet that we
should make merry, and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and
is alive again, and was lost, and is found.
16:22 - And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
20:34 - And Jesus answering said
unto them, The child of this world marry, and are given in
20:35 - But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from
the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 - Neither can they die any
more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of
God, being the children of the resurrection.
22:29 - And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30 - That ye may eat and drink
at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
23:43 - And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
5:28 - Marvel not at this: for
the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice,
5:28 - And shall come forth; they
that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that
have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
10:28 - And I give unto them
eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.
12:26 - If any man serve me, let
him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if
any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
13:26 - Simon Peter said unto
him, Lord, whither goes thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I
go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me
14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not
so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
17:22 - And the glory which thou
gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given
me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
7:55 - But he, being full of the
Holy Ghost, look up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:56 - And said, Behold, I see
the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand
5:17 - For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in
life by one, Jesus Christ.
Corinthians 5:1 - For we know
that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in
Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man
in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot
tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Corinthians 2:3 - And I knew such
a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell:
Corinthians 2:4 - How that he was
caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is
not lawful for a man to utter.
1:18 - The eyes of your
understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope
of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,
1:5 - For the hope which is laid
up for you in heaven; whereof ye heard before in the word of the
truth of the gospel;
1:6 - Which is come unto you, as
it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also
in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in
1:12 - Giving thanks unto the
Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light.
3:4 - When Christ, who is our
life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Thessalonians 2:12 - That ye
would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and
Thessalonians 4:17 - Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them
in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.
Thessalonians 1:7 - And to
you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall
be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
Thessalonians 2:14 - Whereunto he
called you by our gospel, to the obtaining the glory of our Lord
10:34 - For ye had compassion of
me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods,
knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an
11:10 - For he looked for a city
which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11:16 - But now they desire a
better country, that is, an heavenly : wherefore God is not
ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a
12:22 - But ye are come unto
mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly
Jerusalem, and to an inmumerable company of angels.
12:23 - To the general assembly
and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to
God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
12:24 - And to Jesus the mediator
of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh
better things than that of Abel.
12:28 - Wherefore we receiving a
kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably: with reverence and godly fear.
13:14 - For here have we no
continuing city, but we seek one to come.
Peter 1:4 - To an inheritance
incorruptible, and undefiled; and that fadeth not away, reserved
in heaven for you,
Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance
shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Peter 3:13 - Nevertheless we,
according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2:7 - He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that
overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the
midst of the paradise of God.
3:21 - To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame,
and am set down with my Father in his throne.
4:4 - And round about the throne
were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and
twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and they had on
their heads crowns of gold.
5:9 - And they sung a new song,
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals
thereof for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy
blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.
7:9 - After this I beheld, and,
lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations,
and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,
and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
7:13 - And one of the elders
answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in
white robes? and whence came they?
21:4 - And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.
TESTAMENT (King James Version)
3:17 - There the wicked cease
from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the
path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right
hand there are pleasures for evermore.
17:15 - As for me, I will behold
thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake,
with thy likeness.
23:6 - Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the
house of the LORD for ever.
24:3 - Who shall ascend into the
hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place.
24:7 - Lift up your heads, O ye
gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of
glory shall come in.
73:24 - Thou shalt guide me with
thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
33:17 - Thine eyes shall see the
king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far
49:9 - That thou mayest say to
the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew
yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures
shall be in all high places.
49:10 - They shall not hunger nor
thirst; neither shall the heat no sun smite them: for he that hath
mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall
he guide them.
12:3 - And they that be wise
shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn
many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
3:17 - And they shall be mine,
saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and
I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
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