1 Corinthians 12:12-27 One body and many members of Christ!

1 Corinthians 12:27

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” 

King James Version (KJV)

Good morning, afternoon and evening to you all!

I do pray that you all will have a blessed day and that our GOD will be with you and give you all of the comfort that you will need! And I do pray for all of those who do not seek after GOD and HIS son JESUS right now that will from here on. For if you are lead here today, I pray that GOD will give you the answers that you need to give you insight and faith in HIM to be a member of the body of Christ. Amen!!

We who are followers of JESUS are in the body, making us one family of GOD. There are no man made barriers that divide us from one group of people to another. We are one unit. Forget about the skin color, where a person came from, how little a person has, what clothes they have on, their height or weight, what language they speak. How much education they have or how little they have. Or anything else that man has thought of to divide people from being united in Christ!

I thank GOD for JESUS!!!! JESUS is the savior for all mankind!!!

Getting past the stereotypes we judge people by, I feel that once we do that and redo our thinking to think Christ like we wont care about the ways of the world. For how they judge us with their own ways. We will see a person, a soul with flesh, and to focus on the soul getting past the outside appearance to their heart. Doing so with GODLY discernment.

1 Corinthians 12:27

24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 

25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 

26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 

30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

Pastor Douglas J. Helton of Calvary Baptist Church, St. Charles Iowa.
http://www.calvary-baptist-church.com/

Being in the body of Christ we are compassionate towards one another at all times, knowing that the person in front of you has Christ in them. We can not divide our selves and destroy each other and assume GOD will not see what is in our hearts. Or to do evil in the dark and closed places assuming GOD does not have the power to know all. GOD does know all.

The sermon that my husbands friend, Pastor Helton is teaching here in the 8/11/19 message is about just that. Any hurtful words, actions or thoughts GOD know all about it. Pastor Helton speaks of Galatians chapter 5:22-23.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

KJV: King James Version

Let us get more into the practice of doing what this verse mentions about the 9 fruits of the spirit. We will then have more inner peace with in us. Knowing that we are doing GODS will and are spreading the peace that is in us to others.

Galatians chapter 5 22-23
https://www.bible.com/verse-of-the-day/GAL.5.22-23/28558?version=1

May you all receive a blessing fro reading GOD’s word in this post. Please do share this message to others so they can read it and be blessed to from GOD and to know our beloved savior Christ Jesus! Pass it forward!

Peace!

King David, a man after GOD’s own heart.

Picture from site: https://connectionpoint.tv/media/david-man-after-gods-own-heart

Good morning, afternoon or evening to you all depending when you read this post!

I do hope you all are well and are keeping in prayer. It is harder and harder for those of us who love the LORD to avoid the ways of the world and we may slip or back slide from what others may lead you to do for a time. But because we have the feeling of convection and repent not to turn and do whatever it was never again, we repent.

Those who do not have this feeling of repentance of sins because they love the sin and not GOD may not understand what it is that I am speaking of.

It is spiritual discernment.

We who fear and love GOD because we know HE is all powerful and has a watchful eye on us ALL….know HE is in control.

King David in the bible loved GOD. King David sinned with Bathsheba. Who was the wife of Uriah. King David becomes attracted to Bathsheba who is the wife of Uriah, one of David’s soldiers. The attraction is mutual although both know an affair would break the law of Moses. When Bathsheba discovers she is pregnant by David, the King sends for Uriah hoping he will spend time with his wife to cover her pregnancy. From 2 Samuel 11.

2 Samuel 11 King James Version (KJV)

11 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.

And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?

11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.

13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

14 And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.

16 And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

18 Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

19 And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king,

20 And if so be that the king’s wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

22 So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.

23 And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.

24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king’s servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.

26 And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.King James Version (KJV)

See, GOD is so cool, more than anyone could ever measure. This story about King David and this love he had for Bathsheba was complicated and deceiving. And it led to murder too.

But King David asked to be forgiven. https://biblehub.com/bsb/2_samuel/12.htm

But King David asked to be forgiven. In 2 Samuel chapter 12 you will read about David’s Loss and Repentance

13Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.”

“The LORD has taken away your sin,” Nathan replied. “You will not die. 14Nevertheless, because by this deed you have treated the LORD with utter contempt,b the son born to you will surely die.”

15After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackclothc on the ground. 17The elders of his household stood beside him to help him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them.

You can read more about this here at this link. https://biblehub.com/bsb/2_samuel/12.htm

These situations in the Bible you will find are like the same situations that happen in today’s time. I feel the Bible is helpful to show how our ancestors who loved the LORD overcame this nonsense of the world through prayer and repentance. Only GOD was the judge then and STILL is today as well.

GOD judged King David, and gave HIS judgment on King David. King David repented asking to be forgiven. And was by our GOD. This is an excellent example as to how patient and loving GOD is still today.

I have heard many people say that GOD will not forgive them for what they had done. So they keep on living the way that they do. This is a lie that the devil is telling you. Plain and simple. This is why it is very important to read the Bible. For whatever sin you are going through right now….you can repent. No one is perfect. We need the LORD at all times and in all things.

Image from https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Philippians-4-13/

This is from Philippians Chapter 4:10-16

10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 14Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

Let no one lie to you about the love of JESUS. Telling you negative things about GOD and the Bible. Read it for yourself with prayer. One you read it, you very well may find the situation that you are in right now. And how these people in those days got through it. The Bible shows you what will happen when you take GOD’s advice and when you don’t. What is righteous and what is not. What path you decide to choose that you want to live to be saved. Every thing we all do has consequences to answer to from our GOD.

Only GOD will be to right judge, not mankind. For mankind does not run heaven, GOD does. Period. I say all of this my friends so you will not be deceived by those who walk the path of the lost and want you to walk right along with them on it to damnation.

If you seek after JESUS and want HIM with you, just ask HIM to be in your life. He will do it. Give up the sin and ask for JESUS to help you at all times to keep you strong righteously. We who love the LORD GOD are happy to share this good news about salvation for we do NOT want to see anyone we know crash and burn. We who are true Christians depend on the LORD for righteous strength too!

We Christians who truly love the LORD do want everyone to hear the word of GOD, to accept JESUS as their savior and be saved! So we all can enjoy the happy reunion in heaven together with GOD and HIS son JESUS. You know? That will be so cool to see not only your family and friends….but the people you worked with, school mates and even those who were once your enemies that are now saved and love JESUS as much as you do!

Think about how awesome that will be!

Have a blessed day in the LORD GOD. Know that HE loves mankind so much that HE did send HIS only begotten son JESUS here on earth to save us all from our sins. Now we have to do our part, and accept JESUS and repent. And don’t forget to ask JESUS for help in all you do to stay connected to HIM. Thank GOD for JESUS at all times, AMEN!!!

Peace!!!