Language or Speech That Offends God.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Could Your Language Or Speech Be Offending God?

   We can see how the morals of the world are heading they are only getting worse. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish right from wrong. Since there is no one at a higher level then God he is the one we should look to when we are wondering how to carry ourselves through our daily lives.

   Jesus said what comes out of the mouth is what defiles us. (Matthew 15:18,19)  He also stated that when you speak injurious things you condemn yourself. (Matthew 12:36,37) Speaking of bad things is also improper, God even considers it a form of idolism. Which is the worship of an object as a god. (Ephesians 5:3-5)

   By learning about speech that offends God it will help us to control what we say and do. (Romans 2:13, Proverbs 17:27,28)   To help us, we need to learn to fear God. If we fear God we do not exalt ourselves, have false pride, or speak with a perverse mouth. (Proverbs 8:13) The bible tells us that soft words turns away rage and words causing pain make anger come up. (Proverbs 15:1,2)  In God’s eyes the one that is slow to anger is better then a mighty man and being silent shows your wisdom and understanding. ( Proverbs 19:1)

   We need to worry about what God thinks because he is the one that can give us eternal life or eternal destruction. All this around us will be done away with and so will the people who do not desire the earth to be restored to a paradise. (2 Peter 3:5-7) By worrying about whether someone thinks we are cool or not just adds to the corruption, we become a part of it.

   We are told to be swift about hearing and slow to wrath. (James 1:19,20) We want to imitate God and not the seed of Satan. (3 John 11) Using vulgar language or speaking abusively of someone may not seem all that bad but the bible tells us in Luke 16:10 “The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. ”  So a sin is a sin, no matter how small it may seem.

  You may ask yourself, but someone is gossiping about me or speaking untruthful things about me. What should I do? The bible tells us to pray and God will comfort you. (James 5:13) God is not pleased with evil doers either, he will give them what they have earned. (2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Romans 2:3-10)

   If we retaliated then Satan has won because he molded you to become just like the person causing you the tribulation. We need to conquer the evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21) By doing this we set an example of how a christian should act. We will not stumble others. (1 John 2:10}

  God is merciful toward us so we in turn should learn to practice mercy. If we do not show mercy and we judge others we will be judged just like them. How can we look at another persons imperfections and judge them when we have our own. (Matthew 7:1-5)

   We know we are in the last days the bible warns us what type of people we will have to deal with and why they behave the way they do. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)  Gaining this knowledge may seem overwhelming so we need to get help from God to help us through these times. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he tells us the things that would make us happy and being a peacemaker is listed among them. (Mathew 5:9) We can have confidence that if we obey God he will help us. (John 14:13-15)

   In contrast disobeying God could hinder our ability to love. By being patient and merciful we are given the same mercy. (Luke 7:47,48) Your actions could actually turn a person away from doing bad and in doing so will help you to attain forgiveness. (James 5:19,20)

   If we can conquer the evil with good then we will inherit the prize. (Psalms 37:11, Revelation 21:3,4)

   If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search on gossip or lying.

You could be worshipping Satan and not know it.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Superstition

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines superstition as a belief or way of life based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck. The bible tells us we are to fear God not some false belief and to put our faith in him not some foolish demon inspired notion. (Proverbs 9:10, Habakkuk 3:18,19)

There are a lot of teachings of demons out there, if we get caught up in listening to those foolish things we could actually be doing an act of worship to Satan. (1 Timothy 4:1-4)

Paying attention to those foolish stories defiles your mind and draws you away from God. (Titus 1:13-16) We are told not to go to fortune tellers and spirit mediums. God found them so detestable that he would have them destroyed. (Leviticus 20:27, Leviticus 19:31)

When you believe in foolish superstitions then you are worshipping Satan. When you do not put your faith in Jehovah and you worship false Gods you seriously offend the true God. (2 Kings 1:2-4)

If you put your faith in something like a rabbits foot or four leaf clover then you would be doing an act of worship. There are those who even put their faith in angels, all those things God does not approve of. (Exodus 20:4,5 Collissians 2:18,19)

It is foolish to believe in superstitions and customs of man. Our God is a living God, those superstitions and customs are foolish. (Jeremiah 10:2-8) We do not want to suffer the same fate of those who are involved in those things. (Revelation 9:20-24, Revelation 21:8)

If you want to build your faith then you need to seek God because he isn’t far off from us. (Acts 17:20-30)

If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for terms such as idols, images, false gods etc.

 

 

God marks his people, Satan’s marked also “666”

If you don't read it how can you have faith.  God had the ones desiring righteousness marked in the past and he is figuratively marking his people now. (Ezekiel 9:4 , Revelation 14:1, Psalms 83:18)

Those who oppose God now are being marked also. (Revelations 13:3,16,17  Revelation 14:9,10 .

  If you read Revelations 13 and 14:1  you will see that the mark is the name of something in a position of authority. A human government. It will have authority over the whole earth. The number represents a name.  The number seven represents fullness or completeness in the bible. For example God completed the earth on the seventh day. In Matthew 18:22 Jesus emphasized the importance of forgiving someone completely by stating seventy seven times we must forgive someone. So by having two sevens side by side it emphasizes how complete the forgiveness must be. If the number 6 is not reaching the mark then it represents the incompleteness of that Government. Since we are imperfect humans then our rule cannot be perfect  like a government set up by God. So the number 666 represents a government that will have authority over the whole earth, it will be a human government that is trying to replace God’s right to rule over man. So just like Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the garden of Eden when they thought we didn’t need God this will be the ultimate rebellion.

Revelations 19:1 Tells us that the beast and those who received the mark will be cast into the lake of fire.

Which mark are you choosing to receive?

If you want to know more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e  and search for  “mark of the beast or 666”

Why Does God Say Not To Fight Wars, When He Used To Have Israel Fight Wars.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

Why Does God Say Not To Fight Wars, When He Used To Have Israel Fight Wars?

  You have probably ask yourself why in Matthew 26:52, Jesus said those who take the sword would parish by the sword when he permitted  Israel to fight wars.

   We have to remember that Israel was commissioned by God as Judges. They had Gods laws and rules to guide them. The land they took was given to them by God. (Genesis 13:14,15) The people were living there in defiance of God. (Deuteronomy 7:1,2).   God was having those nations destroyed for the wickedness they did. (Deuteronomy 9:5)  Not all were destroyed by the rules of war that God laid out for Israel. Rahab and Gibeonites were shown mercy. They demonstrated faith in God. (James 2:24-26, Joshua 10:1-14)

   There were wars Israel fought that God did not condone in. This displeased God they were doing their own will instead of Gods. (Judges 9:1-57,1 Kings 16:16-22)   In doing this they lost Gods protection. When they fought a war that served the perfect will of God, then they had his protection and assistance. (Deuteronomy 20:4)

  In Isaiah it was prophesied that God’s people would not fight wars on earth anymore. So we know that no one on earth is commissioned by God to fight wars. (Isaiah 2:4) Jesus said continue to love your enemies. (Luke 6:27-31) Killing them is not showing them love. The bible also tells us that vengeance is Gods. (Hebrews 10:30, Revelations 11:18) God freely forgives us so we are to freely forgive others. (Matthew 6:14, Ephesians 4:32)

   Spiritual War

   There is a war that God’s people are commissioned to fight but it is not an earthly one but a spiritual one with spiritual weapons. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6) Jesus tells us that we are to be no part of the world. (John 18:36)   If we got involved in the things of the world like war , then we are not following Jesus command to be no part of the world.  James 4:4 tells us friendship with the world is enmity with God. Satan is referred to as the ruler of the world. (John 14:30)  So we can be sure if we fought in a war on earth then Satan would be influencing all sides.

   When they tried to seize Jesus and make him king he withdrew, he knew that he had to wait because his kingdom was is in heaven. (John 6:15). Daniel says it would be a heavenly kingdom. (Daniel 2:44) . So that means since the kingdom is a spiritual one then the war would be a spiritual war.

    Those who fight the spiritual war will help defeat Satan (Revelations 12:10,11) We may feel God is slow in taking action against the wicked, he doesn’t desire any to be destroyed. He is waiting until all the sheep are gathered together. (2 Peter 3:9) So we should work good toward all and render our services unto God. (Galatians 6:10, Luke 4:8)

   Since it is a spiritual war then we must turn to God to get the weapons to fight. . We are not just warring against the spirit of the world but also against Satan’s wicked forces. (Ephesians 6:10-13) We need to work on turning people away from the wickedness teaching them to obey God. (Matthew 24:14,)  Another thing to consider is if we fought in a war we could be killing someone that could be a potential spiritual brother or sister.

If you want to learn more about the spiritual war go to this site http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for spiritual weapons or spiritual armour.

Sorry I made some mistakes in the other post so I figured it would be easier to redo the whole thing.

 

Happiness, how can I be happy?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.How To Find True Happiness.

   One of the first things we need to acknowledge in order to find true happiness is that man does not have the ability to provide true happiness without God. Satan convinced man that God did not have our interest at heart and that he was hiding things from us. (Genesis 3:1-5) .

   We have had thousands of years to pursue happiness on our own and it is obvious that we are failing miserably and it is only getting worse.  We have had many forms of governments, different forms of entertainment, pursuit of wealth and popularity. Watching the news makes it obvious that none of these provide a lasting form of happiness. All we manage to do is plague ourselves with wars, diseases, oppression, violence, and an almost total lack of love.

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he told some ways to find true happiness. What we need to keep in mind is that God is eternal and that there is no one wiser then him. Look at the creation around us. Man could not begin to create things as complex as Jehovah God has.  So he would know what we need to have lasting happiness.  (1 Timothy 6:6-11)(Acts 17:24-27)

Sermon On The Mount

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he stated some things that will give lasting happiness.  By studying them we can get started on a path that leads us to a lasting and true happiness.

In Matthew 5:3 Jesus states “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them” .  We need to ask ourselves how can I become aware of my spiritual needs?

   Most people know that God is the life giver so without him we are nothing.  Since we do not know God the bible tells us we need to search for him. (Psalm 119:1-2)  If we do not know him how can we trust him and put faith in him?

   The bible tells us God is the happy God, so who better to teach us to be happy then our creator who created our minds and bodies so he would know better then anyone what it takes to make us happy.  It has become obvious that we do not have what it takes to take care of ourselves.  Jeremiah 10:23  states “ I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step”   as time goes on this becomes more and more evident. Seeking knowledge of things of the world usually brings a lot stress and problems,  but God promises that he adds no pain to taking in knowledge of him (Proverbs 10:22) . He also promises that eventually those who put their faith in him and took in knowledge of him and became obedient would not suffer anymore.  (Revelation 21:1-4) In order to enjoy the benefits and be happy even in these difficult times we need to take in knowledge of the source of true happiness. How can we have hope of a better future if we do not know the one who provides that hope?

  Happy Are Those Who Mourn.

   Matthew 5:4 says “Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted”  . How can you be happy if you are mourning? What are you mourning for?   2 Corinthians 12:21  gives an idea of what the mourning would be for. It tells us that the way of Jehovah would be twisted and people would forget the way.

   The happiness comes from the knowledge that all has not been lost and that true worship would be restored thus getting rid of all the confusion and oppression. (Micah 4:1-4)

Happy Are The Mild Tempered.

   Matthew 5:5 says “Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth”
Most people view being mild tempered as being weak. This is not the case it actually takes a lot of inner strength to be mild tempered. Anyone can easily fly off the figurative handle but how many people can be patient and rationalize things and deal with them with a mild temper. This takes a lot of inner strength and wisdom. This wisdom comes from God which in turn gives us inner strength. Knowing God’s laws helps us to know when to let our yes mean yes and our no mean no. There is no authority or person wiser then God, or with the power to back their promises. Knowing how we should deal with different situations helps make decisions easier, we also have the comfort of knowing if we are doing things in a way that pleases Jehovah God then we have his backing. (Matthew 5:33-37)   Mildness is also one of the fruits of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22,23)

  This scripture also lets us know that the mild tempered ones will inherit the earth. Wouldn’t it be nice to live on an earth with no more fighting and arguing? (Psalm 37:11)

 Hungering And Thirsting For Righteousness.

   Matthew 5:6 says “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled”

   To develop a hunger and thirst for righteousness we have to take in a regular diet of spiritual food. We need to attend meetings, do regular bible studies. We cannot be a sluggard as mentioned in the bible. (Proverbs 26:13-15)  Do we make excuses saying something is in our way or do we find a way to deal with the obstacles Satan puts in front of us so that we can keep that thirst for righteousness? We can have confidence that if we put our concerns on Jehovah through prayer he will hear them and help us with those obstacles. (Isaiah 57:14,15)

Happy Are The Merciful.

  Matthew 5:7 tells us “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy”  .   Most of us have experienced the relief of someone showing us mercy when we have messed up and know how it feels when someone has cut us a break and we know that we deserved to be treated more severely. We have also experienced the appreciation of someone who was truly sorry and we have shown them mercy and how happy it made them. We can be happy knowing that our heavenly father will show us mercy when we show others mercy.  (Matthew 9:10-13)

Happy Are The Pure In Heart

  Matthew 5:8 “Happy are the pure in heart, since they will see God”  .  When we read this scripture we may say but we cannot see God because no man can see God. (1 Timothy 6:16)

   There are many ways to know God is there and to see that he exist. Just like we know air exist by the effects it has or ultra violet rays especially if we are out in the sun too long. We definitely feel the effects of getting sun burnt. God’s qualities are invisible also so how can we see them? If we look at the creation around us and the complexity and glory of it all we can see how amazing he is. Man has been studying Gods creation for years and we barely have an understanding of the basics like our food let alone something as complex as the ocean or the universe. (Romans 1:20)  Yet we learn that all the billions of stars God has a name for them.( Isaiah 40:26)

 Jesus was a perfect reflection of God. He displayed the qualities that he learned from his father so well that it was like God was with us. If we learn about Jesus and the things he did, how he felt  and reacted we can see the qualities of his father. (John 14:9-11)

   As we develop our faith and it becomes stronger his qualities will become more evident and we will have no doubt about him being there for us. (Hebrews 11:27)

Happy Are The Peacemakers.

   Matthew 5:9 “Happy are the peacemakers, since they will be called sons of God.”

  We are living in the last days, we have many things to deal with. Satan has been thrown out of Heaven he knows he doesn’t have much time. There is a lot of immorality it can be difficult to be peaceable with all this going on but we need to set the example for others and not let Satan and his people mold us into what they are or what he wants us to become. (Revelation 12:7-9,12)(2 Timothy 3:1-7)

   With all that there is to deal with it is easy to become angry, but usually when we do it just results in others becoming angry then a whole circle of hate develops.  Wouldn’t it be wiser to not get caught up in all the strife then to take offence easily? (Proverbs 14:29)   When we become wrathful without thinking about the situation more and how to keep peace we usually make bad decisions that can effect others in a bad way.  James 1:19,20 states “ 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: Everyone must be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about God’s righteousness.”  We can not read the person heart like God can, we do not know what the person has been through. God freely forgives us so shouldn’t we follow his example? (Ephesians 4:7)

  We are to return evil for evil to no one, vengeance belongs to God. If our enemy is hungry we are to feed them. If our enemy is thirsty give them a drink. In doing so we conquer the evil with the good. (Romans 12:17-21) Jesus tells us to love our enemies. (Matthew 5:43-46) In following Jesus example we help develop one of the most important qualities to help us to be happy and that is Love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Happy When Persecuted.

   Matthew 5:10-12 tells us “10 Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake,  since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them. 11 “Happy are you when people reproach you  and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. Rejoice and be overjoyed  since your reward  is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. “

   Jesus tells us that we will be persecuted when we worship in truth. People will lie about you and say wicked things about you. If you are being persecuted for righteous reasons and you endure then you are storing up treasures in heaven. We know that all this is temporary and this system is going to be done away with so all the wealth and material things will not bring us salvation. If we are being persecuted for righteous reasons then we should hold our heads up high because we have been found worthy. (Acts 5:40-42) .

   We have to remember how the apostles were treated and how they lived. They did not pursue wealth on earth. They were looked down on by most people to the point of being as refuse of the earth. They still answered mildly. (1 Corinthians 4:11-13)  We need not be afraid when we are being persecuted, because if we are being persecuted it means that Gods spirit is resting upon you. (1Peter 4:12-14)

   Our faith needs to be tested which is what God does. We are tried by Satan.  When God test you he makes sure you are prepared to pass that test. Satan tries you and hopes you fail the trial. (1 Peter 1:6,7)

   If God’s own son Jesus was tested and tried we can expect the same. He remained without sin so we know at the right time he will help us. (Hebrews 4:15,16) He had endured what we have to so he understands what we are going through.

   We have the knowledge that those who don’t repent and continue to persecute you will eventually be humiliated by God. (Jeremiah 20:11) If we endure even in the face of death we know God will remember us in the resurrection. (Acts 24:15)

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