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Not just hearing the word

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Not Just Hearing The Word

In many chapters in the Bible it speaks of not just hearing the word, but also following it. In Matthew 7:21 it says: Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. We must live by the Will of the Father and as Jesus did. In James 1:22 it clearly states the fact about just hearing the word. It says; Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he look like. Now who wants to forget what he looks like? That’s something to think about.

It also says in Matthew 12:48 it says; He replied to him, Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? Pointing to his disciples, he said, “here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” We are one Family in Jesus Christ. Furthermore Jesus asks the question in Luke 6:46 saying; Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say? We all need to ask ourselves that question. If you look at John 14:21 it says; Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. “He who loves me will be loved by my Father,” and I too will love him and show myself to him. What a wonderful statement. Now look at 1John 5:3 it says; This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Jesus is so powerful, he gave us so many wonderful works. Look at 1John 2:5 it says; But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. Jesus even gave us the ability to learn his word on our on. Look at 1John 2:20 it says; But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. Now look at verse 2:27 it says; As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit---just as it has taught you, remain in him. To sum it up I think it is best written in Romans 12:1 it says; Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, Holy and pleasing to God---this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is--- his good, pleasing and perfect will. Jesus is truly merciful and deserves all the praise and glory.
 
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Doer of the Word

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This is excellent on being a doer of the Word. :thumbs_up One of my favorite subjects that can lead to many areas of teaching if we dig deeper and meditate on it.

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"BUT BE YE DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT HEARERS ONLY DECEIVING YOUR OWN SELVES" (JAMES1:22)
 
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Thanks for taking the time to post this thread . It is full of good info . GBU Brother
 
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Rom 5:5 And hope does not make us ashamed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us.
Rom 13:10 Love works no ill to its neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law.
1Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commandments.
1Jn 2:4 He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.
1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He is revealed, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him in His coming.
1Jn 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who does righteousness has been born of Him.
 
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We are saved by grace and by our faith, but the decisive issue will always be obedience, won't it.

Not many Christians of today understand the importance of obedience which leads to spiritual growth in turn leads to understanding, that is why confusion runs ramped in Christian circles today.

We take a few versus and turn it into a religion. Why not just take the two most important commandments and act on it, after all if you make the Kingdom of God your major concern, the rest will be added onto you (always spiritual knowledge ) because if you truly love God you will want to please Him won't you.


Luke 13 : 24

“THE DOOR TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NARROW, WORK HARD TO GET IN”.

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1Peter 2:2

“GROW INTO FULLNESS OF YOUR SALVATION”.



Act 14:22

“ENTERING THE KINGDOM OF GOD THROUGH MANY TRIBULATIONS”.



LUKE 8:14

“IF YOU ARE CHOKED WITH THE PLEASURES AND RICHES OF THIS LIFE, YOU WILL NOT BRING
ANY FRUITS TO PERFECTION”.



MATT 5:48

“YOU ARE TO BE PERFECT AS YOU FATHER IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT”.



LUKE 6:36

“YOU MUST BE COMPASSIONATE, AS YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS COMPASSIONATE”.



1 PETER 1:16

“YOU MUST BE HOLY BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY”.



PSALM 24

“WHO MAY STAND IN GOD'S HOLY PLACE (HIS MOUNTAIN), ONLY THOSE WHOSE HANDS AND HEARTS ARE PURE THEY ALONE MAY ENTER GOD'S PRESENTS”.



LUKE 6:4

“A STUDENT WHO WORKS HARD WILL BECOME LIKE THE TEACHER”(JESUS)




2 COR 13:12

“GROW TO MATURITY, ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. LIVE IN HARMONY AND PEACE. THEN GOD,S LOVE AND PEACE WILL BE WITH YOU”.




EPHESIANS 4:15

“WE WILL SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE, GROWING IN EVERY WAY MORE AND MORE LIKE CHRIST”.



EPHESIANS 5:2

“THE BODY (CHURCH) MUST BE HEALTHY GROWING AND FULL OF LOVE.



1 JOHN 4:17

“AS WE LIVE IN GOD, (OBIEDIENCE TOWARDS HIM) OUR LOVE GROWS MORE PERFECT”.



EPHESIANS 4:13

“YOU ARE ONLY MATURE IF YOU ARE MEASURING UP TO THE FULL AND COMPLETE
STANDARDS OF CHRIST”.



PROVERBS 15:32

“IF YOU REJECT DISCIPLINE, YOU ONLY HARM YOURSELFS, BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO CORRECTION, YOU GROW IN UNDERSTANDING”.










Now understand this, who goes to heaven or hell has nothing, I say this again, absolutely nothing to do with us, only God is all knowing, only God can Judge and condemn.If we can learn not to judge others we are already a step closer to God!!! We made God really small with our human reasoning.
 
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