Faith and Works (Biblical Statistics in KJV and NKJV)


FAITH

4 times (4 verses) in the OT; 264 times (244 verses) in the NT (NKJV)
2 Times (2 verses) in OT; 245 times (229 verses) in NT (KJV)

BELIEVE

31 times (29 verses) in OT; 149 times (136 verses) in NT (NKJV)
19 times (17 verses) in OT; 124 times (114 verses) in NT (KJV)

BELIEVED

11 times (11 verses) in OT; 72 times (70 verses) in NT (NKJV)
22 times (22 verses) in OT; 94 times (89 verses) in NT (KJV)

TRUST

107 times (107 verses) in OT; 18 times (18 verses) NT (NKJV)
107 times (107 verses) in OT; 27 times (27 verses) in NT (KJV)

WORKS

122 times (118 verses) in OT; 129 times (118 verses) in NT (NKJV)
119 times (116 verses) in OT; 118 times (108 verses) (KJV)
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Holiness - Some Thoughts

There are three possibilities of holiness:
1. I am holy therefore I am holy.
2. I am holy and I maintain holiness by avoiding sin.
3. I become holy by forsaking sin and avoiding sin.

The first one is false: All have sinned
The second one is false: All have sinned
The third one is the only option left.

There are two possibilities to the third one:
1. I cleanse myself of sin and become holy.
2. I am cleansed of my sin by someone or something else.

The first one is impossible: The wages of sin is death. But, death is not a medium of cleansing; death is the consequence. Purgatory can’t save. Asceticism (suffering) can’t atone; for nothing short of death is sufficient to take away guilt.

The second one is the only option left.

There are three possibilities to the second one:
1. My sin is exchanged with someone’s holiness.
2. My sin is exchanged with something’s holiness.
3. My sin is cancelled by arbitrary decision.

The third one is impossible; for a debt cancelled only means someone else has paid for it (most probably, the creditor).
The second one is impossible because a thing cannot sanctify a person. (But a thing can be sanctified by a person).

The first one is the only option left.

There is only one possibility of the first one:
1. My sin is imputed to somebody and that person’s holiness is imputed to me.

• I am not holy because of my works; I am holy because of Christ’s blood.

His righteousness imputed to me: His obedience.
His holiness imputed to me: His anointing.

The HOLY SPIRIT is the Answer!

SANCTIFICATION IS POSITIONAL (WE ARE BORN OF HIS SPIRIT/LIVE BY THE SPIRIT – NO SIN)
SANCTIFICATION IS PRACTICAL (WE WALK IN THE SPIRIT – DAILY STRUGGLE BETWEEN FLESH AND SPIRIT:

NOT JUST LIVE A CRUCIFIED REALITY, BUT ALSO WALK IN THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT)

IT’S A DAILY BATTLE. SIN CAN WEAKEN A PERSON. BUT, TRIUMPHING OVER SIN ONCE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT ONE WILL STAND THE TEST THE NEXT TIME… IN HIS OWN STRENGTH, HE CANNOT….

CAN WE TALK OF “BAPTISMS” IN THE SPIRIT…DAILY… IN A WAY THAT WE DIE DAILY THROUGH THE SPIRIT AND LIVE BY HIS POWER?

OF COURSE, TO BE BAPTISED IS A ONCE-FOR ALL EXPERIENCE; BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE DAILY EXPERIENCE.

• HOLINESS IS NOT PROGRESSIVE: THERE IS NOTHING LIKE PARTIAL… POTENTIAL HOLINESS.
• MATURITY IS PROGRESSIVE AND IT IS ABOUT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL OF DISCERNMENT REGARDING WHAT’S RIGHT AND WRONG.
• BUT, HOLINESS IS POSITIONAL AND PRACTICAL. ONE PARTICIPATES IN THE HOLINESS OF GOD AND PARTAKES OF THE HOLY DIVINE NATURE OF GOD.

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I Sought Your Face... (Poem)

I sought Your face in the pages of the Bible,
And I found its radiance fill each page;
I sought Your face in my deepest meditations,
And I found its brilliance thrill my gaze;
I seek Your face on my knees this hour,
O Lord, I pray, take centerstage!!!

"When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."" (Psa 27:8)
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Do not let go off HOPE... (Poem)

Even when you are at the end of the rope
Hold on and do not let go off hope,
For God gives strength not just to cope
But to soar at heights beyond any possible scope.
HAVE A STRONG SON'S DAY!
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Seven Reasons Why I Tithe (by Dr. David Jeremiah)

Outline of a Message on Turning Point. The message is no longer available at Oneplace.com

Intro
To not speak about finances is like taking a pen knife and cutting out the heart of scriptures.
The word "baptism" is mentioned 40 times in the Bible
The word "prayer" 275 times
The word "faith" 350 times
The word "love" 650 times
But there are 2350 verses that talk about finances, offerings, tithes, and material blessings.

7 REASONS WHY I TITHE (MALACHI 3)
1. Tithing is a matter of PRIORITY with God
2. Tithing is a means of PROVING God
3. Tithing is a means of PROVISION by God
4. Tithing is a method of PARTICIPATING in the work of God
5. Tithing is a means of PUTTING God first
6. Tithing is a method of PROTECTING your investment
7. Tithing is a means of PRACTICING your faith.
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The Fear of Man is A Snare (Prov 29:25)

"The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected (will be exalted, NASV)." (Prov. 29:25).

It might be fear of being misunderstood, fear of being rejected, fear of being ridiculed, fear of being mistreated... whatever, fear is a snare - it traps you in and makes you indecisive, inactive, and ineffective. Fear paralyses a person; but, Faith protects and promotes.


FEAR makes you INDECISIVE, INACTIVE, INEFFECTIVE.
FEAR PARALYSES A PERSON


FAITH PROTECTS and PROMOTES



Prayer: Lord, I trust in you and forsake all fear of man that is not pleasing in Your sight, in Jesus' Name. Amen!
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4 Kinds of Christian Leaders

Politician Pastor: He's concerned with "How do I RULE the Church?"
Businessman Pastor: Concerned with "How do I RUN the Church?"
False Pastor: "What does it matter if the Church is RUINED?"
True Shepherd Pastor: Concerned with "How do I REAR (Care for) the Lord's Church, my Family!"

"My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you..." (Gal 4:19)
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A Scholarly Analysis of Revelation 5:9 (Does Textual Criticism Support Pre-Trib?)

.... the scribe who copied Alexandrinus could easily have drifted mentally as he finished one column and started another.
He left a word out of his text.

Internal and external evidence leads to the conclusion that the passage is antiphonal.
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Customer in Control

It is important that you control the transaction and not the seller.

Are they controlling your decisions?
1. Ask yourself, "Who is in control?"
2. Ask, "Is it necessary?"
3. Ask "Why are they saying this?" "doing this?"
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3 Facts About Temptation

M...L...S

1. Temptation is MOMENTARY.
It won't last forever.
The devil tries to make it look as the final reality. But, it is not. It is just a test, and it'll be over; but, the question is whether you'll pass it.
2. Temptation is a Test of LOVE; and LOVE is an action.
Love fulfills all the commandments. The two greatest are LOVE GOD with all your being and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself.
But, love is not a feeling or emotion; it is an action. We need to LOVE Him more in the moment of temptation; it can only be possible when we focus on Him.
3. Temptation will make you STRONGER and PURER.
It may stretch your muscle; but, not beyond your capacity; and then the HELPER, our TRAINER is there with us and knows what will make us stronger...

Despite all this, let us never forget to pray:
"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one!"
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