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Confession, saying the Word from the depths of your heart, produces victory in every part of your life as long as you honestly walk the walk and not just talk the talk.


Psalm 1:

1. Blessed is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law - the precepts, instructions, the teachings of God - he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. [2 Tim. 3: 16; Gal. 3: 1 - 29; Rom. 13: 8 - 10.]
3. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth his fruit in its season; his leaf also shall not fade or wither, and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity. [Jer. 17: 7, 8.]
4. Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
5. Therefore the wicked, those disobedient [and living without God], shall not stand [justified] in the judgment; nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
6. For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish.

Psalms 16:

11. You (God) will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore. [Acts 2:25-28, 31]

Psalm 23:

1. The Lord is my (our) shepherd; I (we) shall not lack.
2. He makes me (us) lie down in green pastures; He leads me (us) beside the still and restful waters.
3. He refreshes and restores my (our) life; He leads me (us) in the paths of righteousness for His names sake.
4. Yes, though I (we) walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I (we) will fear or dread no evil; for You are with me (us); Your rod (to protect) and Your staff (to guide), they comfort me (us).
5. You prepare a table before me (us) in the presence of my (our) enemies; You anoint my (our) head with oil; my (our) cup runs over.
6. Surely or only goodness, mercy and unfailing love shall follow me (us) all the days of my (our) life; and through the length of days the house of the Lord shall be my (our) dwelling place.

Psalm 33.

1. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
2. Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
3. Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
4. For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
6. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 34: all

1. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glade.
3. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
4. I sought for the Lord, and required Him (of necessity, and on the authority of His Word), and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5. They looked to Him, and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
6. This poor man (person) cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7. The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him - who revere and worship Him with awe; and each of them He delivers.
8. O taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed - happy, fortunate [to be envied] - is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
9. O fear the Lord, you His saints - revere and worship Him! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with Godly fear.
10. The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word] none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.
11. Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.
12. What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
13. Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
14. Depart from evil and do good; seek inquire for and crave peace, and pursue - go after - it!
15. The eyes of the Lord are toward the uncompromisingly righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.
16. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
18. The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart, and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and throughly penitent.
19. Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. (Jesus)
21. Evil shall cause the death of the wicked, and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
22. The Lord redeems the life of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.

Psalm 37:

18. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19. They shall not be ashamed (disappointed) in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall (be) consume(d) away.
21. The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.
22. For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord up holdeth him with his hand.
25.

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteousness forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.(because they know who they are in Christ.)


Psalms 119:

35. Make me to go in the path of Your commandments, for in them do I delight.
36. Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness, [robbery, sensuality, unworthy riches]. [Ezek. 33:31; Mark 7:21, 22; 1 Tim. 6: 10; Heb. 13:5]
105.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. [Prov. 6: 23]
130. The entrance and unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding - discernment and comprehension - to the simple.
131. I open my mouth and panted (with eager desire), for I longed for Your commandments.
132. Look upon me, be merciful unto me and show me favor, as is Your way to those who love Your name.
133. Establish my steps and direct them by (means of) Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134. Deliver me from the oppression of man; so will I keep Your precepts [hearing, receiving, loving and obeying them]


Psalms 139:all

1. O Lord, You have searched me (thoroughly) and have known me.
2. You know my down sitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off.
3. You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, lo, O Lord, You know it altogether. [Heb. 4:13]
5. You have beset me and shut me in behind and before, and have laid Your hand upon me.
6. Your (infinite) knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it.
7. Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence?
8. If I ascend up into Heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol [the place of the dead], behold, You are there. (Rom. 11:33]
9. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10. Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
11. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the night shall be the only light about me,
12. Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. [ Dan. 2:22]
13. For You form my inward parts, You did knit me together in my mother's womb.
14. I will confess and praise You, for You are fearfully wonderful, and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.
15. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being formed in secret and intricately and curiously wrought (as if embroidered with various colors) in the depth of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]
16. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in your book all the days of my life were written, before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
17. How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! [Ps. 40:5]
18. If I could count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awoke [could I count to the end] I would still be with You.
19. If you would [only] slay the wicked, O God, and the men of blood would depart from me:
20. Who speak against You wickedly, and Your enemies take Your name in vain! [Jude 15]
21. Do not I hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And am not grieved and do not I loathe those who rise up against You?
22. I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies.
23. Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me, and know my thoughts!
24. And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Proverbs 2:

1. My son, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
2. Making your ears attentive to skillful and Godly Wisdom, and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding - apply all your powers to the quest for it;
3. Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
4. If you seek Wisdom as silver, and search for skillful and Godly Wisdom as for treasure;
5. Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God.
6. For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His month come knowledge and understanding.
7. He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous - those who are upright and in right standing with Him; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,
8. That He may guard the paths of justice. Yes, He preserves the way of His saints. [1 Sam. 2:9; Ps. 66:8,9.)
9. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and fair dealing [ in every area and relation]; yes, you will understand every good path.
10. For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you
11. Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you;

Proverbs 4:

19. The way of the wicked is as deep darkness; they do not know at what they stumble. [John 12:35].
20. My son, attend to my (God's) words; consent and submit to my sayings.
21. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
22. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.
23. Keep your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 12: 1 - 5

1. Whoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brute beast, stupid and indiscriminating.
2. A good man obtains favor of the Lord, but a man of wicked devises He condemns.
3. A man shall not be established by wickness, but the root of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall never be moved (from God's Word).
4. A virtuous and worthy wife - earnest and strong in character - is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes ashamed is a rottenness in his bones. [Prov. 31: 23; 1 Cor. 11: 7.]
5. The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.

Proverbs 13: 24,

24. He who spares his rod (of discipline) hates his son, but he who loves him diligently disciplines and punishes him early.

Proverbs 18:

21. Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge it shall eat the fruit of it. ( Learn to control your tongue, let only good positive words come out of your mouth)

Proverbs 19: 18,

18. Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not (indulge your angry resentment by undue chastisements and) set yourself to his ruin.

Proverbs 22: 15,

15. Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.

Proverbs 23: 13 - 14,

13. Withhold not discipline from the child, for if you strike and punish him with the (reed-like) rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 29: 15,

15. The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left undisciplined brings his mother shame.
17. Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your heart.

Ecclesiastes 11: 1 - 2

1. Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
2. Give a portion, yes, even divide it to eight; for you know not what evil may come on the earth.

Isaiah 52:

7. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!

Isaiah 53:

4. Surely he (Jesus) hath(already) born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 54: (He is our Protection)

17. But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgement you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servant of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]. This is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from me - this is that which I impart to them as their justification - says the Lord.
also Isaiah 55:11-13, Psalm 23, 34, 91

Isaiah 55:

1. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the water, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. (not bad)
3. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure (confirmed) mercies of David.

Isaiah 55:

11. So shall my word (God's Word) be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it.
12. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Hosea 4: 6,

6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you, [the priestly nation,] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Matthew 2: 2, (Jesus is to be Worshipped)

2. Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East at its rising, and have come to worship Him. Also Matt. 14:32-33, Phil. 2:10

Matthew 5:

19. Whoever then breaks or does away with or relaxes one of the least important of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least important in the kingdom of heaven;

but he who practices them and teaches others to do so shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 6:

32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye (you) have need of all these things. (worldly things)
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(He really has recreated you in his likeness)

Matthew 16: 13 - 19

19. And I will give unto thee (you) the keys of the kingdom of heaven (which is the understanding and authority to operate in and with the Spirit of God): and whatsoever thou (you) shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou (you) shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 19: 16 - 21

16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
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 treasures in heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 20: 19,

19. And deliver Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and whipped and crucified, and He will be raised[to life] on the third day.

Mark 4:

14. The sower soweth the word.
15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17. And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when

affliction (Ampl: trouble)or persecution ariseth for the Words's sake, immediately they are offended.(stumble)
18. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19. And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches (Ampl: distractions of the age), and the lust of other things (Ample: pleasure and delight and false glamout) entering in choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.


Mark 10: (Through your love for Jesus and the other believers you become part of the huge family of Christ)

29. Jesus said, Truly, I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left house or brother or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for My sake and for the Gospel,
30. Who will not receive a hundred times as much now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. (also Luke 18:24-30)

Mark 11:

22. And Jesus replying said to them, Have faith in God (constantly).
23. Truly, I tell you, whoever says to this mountain (a real mountain or a mountain of a problem), Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! And does not doubt at all in his heart, but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
24. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe - trust and be confident - that it is granted to you, and you will (get it).
25. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Mark 16: (Jesus speaking) Amplified

15. And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature (of the whole human race).
16. He who believes - [that is,] who adheres to and trust in and relies on the Gospel and Him whom it sets forth - and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe - who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him whom it sets forth - will be condemned.
17. And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe; in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
18. They will pick up serpents, and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.

Luke 4:

36. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

Luke 4: 40 - 41, (Jesus the Healer)

40. Now at the setting of the sun [indicating the end of the Sabbath], all those who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him, and He laid His hands upon every one of them and cured them.
41. And demons even came out of many people, screaming and crying out, You are the Son of God! But He rebuked them, and would not permit them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ, the Messiah. Also John 4:46-54, Mark 1:34

Luke 6:

38. Give, and [gifts] will be given you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out - that is, with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others - it will be measured back to you.

Luke 6:

41. Why do you see the speck that is in your brothers eye, but do not notice the beam (large board) that is in your own eye?
42. Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. (also Matthew 15: 7-9, Ye hypocrites ...)

Luke 11: 14 - 26, You have power over the Devil (Amplified)

14. Now Jesus was driving out a demon that was dumb, and it occurred that when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the crowds marveled.
15. But some of them said, He drives out demons [because He is in league with, and] by Beelzebub (Satan), the prince of demons;
16. While others, to try and test and tempt Him, demanded a sign of Him from heaven.
17. But He, [well] aware of their intent and purpose, said to them, Every kingdom split up against itself is doomed and bought to desolation, and so house falls upon house. - The disunited household will collapse.
18. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom last? For you say that I expel demons with the help of and by Beelzebub (Satan).
19. Now if I expel demons with the help of and by Beelzebub (Satan), with whose help and by whom do your sons drive them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
20. But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has (already) come upon you.
21. When the strong man, fully armed, (from his courtyard) guards his own dwelling, his belongings are undisturbed - his property is at peace (secure).
22. But when one stronger than he attacks him and conguers him, he robs him of his whole armor on which he had relied, and divides up and distributes all his goods as plunder.
23. He who is not with Me - siding and believing with Me - is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me (engage in My interest), scatters.
24. When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, he roams through waterless places in search [of a place of rest] and finding none he says, I will go back to my house from which I came.
25. And when he arrives, he finds [the place] swept and put in order and furnished and decorated. (it is inviting, it looks good and comfortable)
26. And he goes and brings other spirits, seven (of them), more evil than himself, and they enter in, settle down and dwell there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first.

Luke 16: 13 - 15,

13. No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon(the world)

John 3: 2, (Jesus the Teacher)

2. Who (Nicodemus) came to Jesus at night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know and are certain that You are come from God [as] a teacher; for no one can do these signs - these wonder works, these miracles, and produce the proofs - that You do, unless God is with Him. Also Matt. 4:23, Matt. 7:29.

John 3: 3 - 7, (Ampl.)

3. Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see - know , be acquainted with [and experience] - the kingdom of God.
4. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb again, and be born?
5. Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, except a man be born of water (as in physical birth) and (even) the Spirit (born again), he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.
6. What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh - of the physical is physical; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7. Marvel not - do not be surprised, astonished - at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above).

John 3: (Amplified Bible)

16. For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only-begotten (unique) Son, so that whosoever believes in (trusts, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish - come to destruction, be lost - but have eternal (everlasting) life.
17. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge - to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on - the world; but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

John 9: (Jesus gave us access to God)

31. We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if any one is God-fearing and a worshipper of Him and does His will, He listens to him.

John 10:

10. The thief (Satan) comes only in order that he may steal and may kill and may destroy. I (Jesus) came that they (you) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance -to the full, till it overflows.
11. I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd risks and lays down his (own) life for the sheep (you).

John 14: (Ampl.)

6. Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

John 14: (Amplified)

12. I (Jesus) assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if any one steadfastly believes in Me (Jesus), he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I (Jesus) go to the Father. (You have the power of Jesus in you, because the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost live in you.)
13. And I will do - I Myself will grant - whatever you may ask in My (Jesus) name so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
14. (Yes) I will grant - will do for you - whatever you shall ask in My name (Jesus).
15. If you [really]love Me you will keep (obey) My commands.
16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby) that He may remain with you forever,
17. The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him, nor know and recognize Him, But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.
18. I will not leave you orphans - comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless - I will come [back] to you.
19. Just a little while now and the world will not see Me any more (because He will be crucified), but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
20. At that time - when that day comes - you will know [for yourself] that I am in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.
21. The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me, and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father. And I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him - I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him. (in all things, always, even: protection, health, etc. Matthew 28:18-20; also John 14: 23-26)

John 14:

15. If you (Agapao)love me, keep my commandments.
16. And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
23. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: my Father will (Agapao)love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24. He that (Agapao)loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the (anointed)word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
(Love teaches the basics of operating in the anointing of the Spirit)

John 14: (Jesus gives us Wisdom)

26. But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener and Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall - will remind you of, bring to your remembrance - everything I have told you. (also John 8:12; 15: 26-27; 16: 7-16, James 1: 5 - 7)

John 15: 7

7. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
("if" indicates uncertainty, do you live in Christ?)

John 16: 1

1. These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.

John 16: 23 - 24

23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name (Jesus): ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Acts 1: 5 - 8 Jesus speaking  (Ampl.) Also read Acts 2:all

5. For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with - placed in, introduced into - the Holy Spirit.
8. But you shall receive power - ability, efficiency and might - when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends - the very bounds - of the Earth.

Acts 2: 16 - 18, (Peter speaking)

16. But [instead,] this is [the beginning of] what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy - telling forth the divine counsels - and your young men shall see visions (that is, divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
18. Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy - telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom.

Acts 2: 37 - 43, (Peter speaking)

37. Now when they heard this they were stung (cut) to the heart, and they said to peter and the rest of the apostles (special messengers), Brethren, what shall we do?
38. And Peter answered them, Repent - change your view, and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it - and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
(This is referring to the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is often done at the same time a person gives their heart to Christ. The person is first saved and then empowered with the supernatural gifts of the Spirit, 1 Corinthians 12: all. This is not referring to water baptism. The entire book of Acts is one demonstration of the out pouring of the power of the Holy Spirit after another through the apostles.)

39. For the promise (of the Holy Spirit) is to and for you and your children, and to and for all that are far away, [even] to as many as the Lord our God invites and bids come to Himself.
40. And [Peter] solemnly and earnestly witnessed (testified) and admonished (exhorted) with much more continuous speaking and warned them, saying, Be saved from this crooked generation.
41. Therefore those who accepted and welcomed his message were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42. And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper]and prayers.
43. And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles - the special messengers.

Acts 4: (Jesus is the only way to God)

12. And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. Also John 10: all

Acts 5: 31, (Jesus had power to forgive sins)

31. God exalted Him (Jesus) to His right hand to be Prince and Leader and Savior and Deliver and Preserver, in order to grant repentance to Israel and to bestow forgiveness and release from sins. Also Matt. 9:2-6, Luke 7:47-50,

Acts 16: 31,

31. And they answered, Believe in and on the Lord Jesus Christ-that is, give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping, and you will be saved; (and this applies both to) you and your household as well.

Romans 1: 16 - 32, (Ampl.)

16. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is God's power working unto salvation to every one who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,
17. For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.
18. For God's [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.
19. For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.
20. For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made. So [men] are without excuse.
21. Because when they knew and recognized Him as the God, they did not honor and glorify /him as God, or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
22. Claiming to be wise, they became fools.
23. And by them the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God were exchanged for and represented by images, resembling mortal man and birds and beasts and reptiles.
24. Therefore God gave them up in the lust of their [own] hearts to sexual impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, abandoning them to the degrading power of sin.
25. Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen.
26. For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one;
27. And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze with lust for one another, men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.
28. And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome;
29. Until they were filled with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, [and] malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers,
30. Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.
31. [They were] without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless and loveless [and] merciless.
32. Through they are fully aware of God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them.

Romans 4: 24 - 25,

24. But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and accredited to us also who believe - trust in, adhere to and rely on- God who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
25. Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification- our acquittal, and to make our account balanced, absolving us from all guilt before God. Also Matt. 27:50-54,

Romans 6: 16

16. Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servant to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Romans 6: 23, (Jesus is both the Mediator and the deliverer of Eternal Life)

23. For the wages which sin pays is death; but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. Also John 20:31, John 16:23-26

Romans 8: 9 - 17

9. But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the (Holy)Spirit of God (really) dwells within you - directs and controls you, But if any one does not possess the (Holy) Spirit of Christ, he is none of His - he does not belong to Christ (is not truly a child of God)
11. And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.
12. Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation - but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
14. because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, abba, Father.
16. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may share in his glory.

Romans 8: (Jesus helps us to pray) (Ampl.)

26. So too the (Holy) Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance (praying in tongues).
27. And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the (Holy) Spirit - what His intent is - because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will.
28. We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor], all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8:

31. What then shall we say to (all) this? (These things that have come against us) If God be for us, who (can be) against us? - Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?

Romans 8: 32,

32. He who did not withhold or spare (even) His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all (other) things? (including our loved ones)

Romans 8:

37. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through him who loved us.

Romans 8: (Nothing can separate a believer from God)

38. For I am persuaded beyond doubt - am sure - that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers,
39. Nor heights, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:

8. But what does it say? The Word is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word - the message- of faith, which we preach.
9. Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in and rely on the truth) that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10. For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses - declares openly and speaks out freely his faith - and confirms (his) salvation.
11. The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him – who adheres to, relies on and trusts in Him (Jesus) – will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed. [Isa.28:16; 49:23; Jer. 17:7-8; Ps. 34: 17-22]

1 Corinthians 2:(Amplified Bible)

12. Now we have not received the spirit (that belongs to the world, but the (Holy) Spirit Who is from God, (given to us) that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts (of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly) bestowed on us by God.
13. And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the (Holy) Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language (to those who possess the (Holy) Spirit. (talking about speaking in tongues)
14. But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them - of progressively recognizing, understanding and becoming better acquainted with them - because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.

1 Corinthians 9: 22 - 27, (Amp.)

22. To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means - at all cost and in any and every way - save some [ by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ].
23. And I do this for the sake of the good news (the Gospel), in order that I may become a participator in it and share in its [blessings along with you].
24. Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receive the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.
25. Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither.
26. Therefore I do not run uncertainly - without definite aim. I do not box as one beating the air and striking without an adversary.
27. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body - handle it roughly, discipline it by hardship - and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit - not standing the test and be unapproved - and rejected [as a counterfeit]. (Also Chapter 10. We should all understand that you can go to hell for any sin.)

1 Corinthians 12: 4 - 12, (Amp.)

4. Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.
5. And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served].
6. And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.
7. But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the [Spirit] for good and profit.
8. To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit:
9. To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit.
10. To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose}; to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.
11. All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.
12. For just as the body is a unity and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so it is with Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

1 Corinthians 13: Ampl.

1. If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love, I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2. And if I have prophetic powers - that is, the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose; and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have (sufficient) faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love [God's love in me] I am nothing - a useless nobody.
3. Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned [or in order that I may glory], but have not love [God's love in me], I gain nothing.
4. Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy; is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5. It is not conceited - arrogant and inflated with pride; it is not rude (unmannerly), and does not act unbecomingly, Love [God's love in us] does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of evil done to it - pays no attention to a suffered wrong.
6. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances and it endures everything [with out weakening].
8. Love never fails - never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end, As for prophecy, it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 14: 29 - 33, Ampl. (While these verses are talking about inspired talking or teaching they also apply to any situation where any spirit, good or bad, is trying to operate through you. If you are confused or if the spirit wants you to sin, the devil is in the works somewhere and you should not act on what the devil is telling you. God will alway do what God's Word says in love and patience. If you feel rushed or unable to think about the situation it is not from God. )

29. So, let two or three prophets speak - those inspired to preach or teach - while the rest pay attention and weigh and descern what is said.
30. But if an inspired revelation comes to another who is sitting by, then let the first one be silent.
31. For in this way you can give testimony - prophesying and thus interpreting the divine will and purpose - one by one, so that all may be instructed and all may be stimulated and encouraged;
32. For the spirit of the prophets [the speakers in tongues] are under the speaker's control [and subject to being silenced as may be necessary],
33. For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of pease and order. As [is the practise] in all the churches of the saints (God's people),

1 Corinthians 15:

20. But the fact is that Christ, the Messiah, has been raised from the dead, and He became the first fruit of those who have fallen asleep [in death].
21. For since [it was] through a man (Adam) that death [came into the world, it is] also through a Man (Jesus) that the resurrection of the dead [has come].
22. For just as [because of union of nature] in Adam all people die, so also [by virtue of their union of nature] shall all in Christ be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15: (KJV)

33. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34. Awake to righteousness (your right standing with God), and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

1 Corinthians 15: (NIV)

33. Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34. Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning: for there are some who are ignorant of God - I say this to your shame.

2 Corinthians 5: 15 - 20, We are Christ's ambassadors

15. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again (Jesus).
16. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
18. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19. that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:

14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath lights with darkness?

2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 (Ampl.)

6. [Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously and that blessings may come to someone, will also reap generously and with blessing.
7. Let each one [give] as he made up his own mind and purpose in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (that is He takes pleasure in prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (prompt-to-do-it) giver - whose heart is in his giving. (Prov. 22.9)
8. And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstance and whatever the need, be self-sufficient - possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation.
9. As it is written, He [the benevolent person] scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his deeds of justice and goodness and kindness and benevolence will go on and endure forever!
10. And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness [ which manifest itself in active goodness, kindness and charity].
11. Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, [and your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.
12. For the service the ministering of this fund renders does not only fully supply what is lacking to the saints (God's people), but it also overflows in many [cries of] thanksgiving to God.
13. Because at [your] standing of the test of this ministry, they will glorify God at your loyalty and obedience to the Gospel of Christ which you confess, as well as for your generous-hearted liberality to them and to all [the other needy ones].
14. And they yearn for you while they pray for you, because of the surpassing measure of God's grace {His favor and mercy and spiritual blessing which is shown forth} in you.
15. Now thanks be to God for His Gift, [precious] beyond telling - His indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift!

2 Corinthians 12: (Jesus is our Strength)

9. But He said to me, My grace - My favor and loving-kindness and mercy - are enough for you, [that is, sufficient against danger and to enable you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect - fulfilled and completed and show themselves most effective - in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ, the Messiah, may rest - yes, may pitch a tent [over] and swell - upon me!

Galatians 3:

1. O Foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? (They knew the fullness of what God could do and they turned back from operating in the Spirit.)
2. This only would I learn of you, Receive ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3. Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect (complete) by the flesh?
4. Have ye suffered so many things in vain?(when you could have taken authority over them.)
5. He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you (whoever he is), doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Galatians 5:

4. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law (works); ye are fallen from grace.
5. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision (works) availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. (the word "worketh" means: energizer)

Galatians 5: 14 - 26

16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.
18. But if you be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery (immorality), fornication (impurity), uncleaness, lasciviousness (indecency),
20. Idolatry, witchcraft (sorcery), hatred, variance (quarreling), emulation (jealousy), wrath (ill temper), strife, seditions (selfishness), heresies (divisions [dissensions], party spirit [factions, sects with pecular opinions, heresies]),
21. Envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings (carousing), and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22. But the fruit of the Spirit is (agape) love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness,
23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lust.
25. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
(Love is Longsuffering, gentleness, etc.; Romans 5: 5, & 13: 8-10, & 1 Cor. 8: 1-3)

Galatians 6:

7. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8. 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.
9. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (don't quit).
10. As we have there opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
16. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
(The Israel that follows God in truth and in Spirit.)

17. From henceforth let no man trouble me for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
18. brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

Ephesians : 2 (Ampl.)

4. But God! So rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
5. Even when we were dead [slain] by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ. - He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life which He quickened Him. [For] it is by grace - by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve - that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation ).
6. And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together - giving us joint seating with Him - in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One.
7. He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
8. For it is by grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves - of your own doing, it came not through your own striving - but it is the gift of God;
9. Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demand], lest any man should boast. - It is not the result of what any one can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.

Ephesians 3: (KJV)

15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named (Jesus),
16. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye (you), being rooted and ground in love,
18. May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height;
19. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth (passes) knowledge, that ye (you) might be filled with all the fulness of God. (also Luke : 4: 18-19, John 16: 23 - 28)

Ephesians 5:

1. Therefore be imitators of God – copy Him and follow His example – as well-beloved children (imitate their father).
2. And Walk in Love – esteeming and delighting in one another – as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God (for you, so that it became) a sweet fragrance.

Ephesians 5: 6,

6. Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments {for these are sins}, for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience.

Ephesians 5:

8. For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light – lead the lives of those native-born to the Light.
9. For the fruit – the effect, the product – of Light, the Spirit, (consist) in every form of kindly goodness, up rightness of heart and trueness of life.
10. And try to learn (in your experience) what is pleasing to the Lord; - (Let your lives be constant)proofs of what is most acceptable to Him.

Ephesians 5:18 - 20,

18. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the (Holy) Spirit. [Prov. 23:20]
19. Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments], and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,
20. At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Ephesians 5: 21 - 33

21. submitting to one another in the fear of God
22. Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord.
23. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. (This only applies to real CHRISTIAN husbands that really walk the walk and talk the talk. It does not apply to sinners. see 1 Cor. 11: 3, Genesis 3: 16)
24. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25. Husbands, (Agapao or God filled love) love your wives, just as Christ also loved (Agapao or God filled love with self sacrifice and compassion) the church and gave himself for her,
26. That he might santify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
27. That he might present it to himself a glorious church not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife Loves himself.
29. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30. For we are members of the body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

    I have heard men say, "I bring the money into this house and I will say how to spend it". And I say fine, as long as you understand that you are going to stand before God and answer that all of the needs and wants of your family have been met before any of yours! And that you know now, that God does not care if the game is on. He does not care what is going on in the world. What God wants to know is, did you sacrifice yourself, your wants, your needs, for your family as He did for you? No excuses! You are in charge. You are responsible. And God wants to know where your wife’s birthday present is. I have heard guys say that their wives won’t do their part, but I say that if the guys would do their part, you would have fewer problems with the wives doing their part! . . . Perhaps this would be a good time for a prayer break!

    The bottom line is that any team needs a great team leader and that is Christ. And, He has given the guys the responsibility of teaching our families how to be overcoming victors in life. And God has given us great team coleaders, our wives. The example that you set for your family will impact their lives forever. And I know that I would not care to stand before God and answer for how some (Christian) guys treat their families, and there are some bad wives too.

Ephesians 6: 1 - 18 ( the armor of God)

1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is just and right.
2. Honor your father and your mother; this is the first commandment with a promise:
3. (This is the promise) That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.
4. Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger but rear them (tenderly) in the training and admonition of the Lord.
5. Servants (slaves), be obedient to those who are your physical masters, having respect for them and eager concern to them, in singleness of motive and with all your heart, as to Christ (himself).
6. Not in the way of eye service and only to please men; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God heartily and with your whole soul;
7. Render service readily with goodwill, as to the Lord and to men,
8. Knowing that for whatever good anyone does, he will receive his reward from the Lord, whether he is slave or free.
9. You masters, act on the same (principle) toward them, and give up threatenings and using violent and abusive words, knowing that He (Jesus) Who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no respect of persons with Him.
10. In conclusion, be strong in the Lord - be empowered through your union with Him (Jesus); draw strength which His (boundless) might provide.
11. Put on God's whole armor- the armor of a heavy-armed soldiers, which God supples that you may be able successfully to stand up against (all) the strategies and deceits of the devil.
12. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood - contending only with physical opponents - but against the despotisms, against the powers, against (the master spirits who are) the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (This is truly a spiritual war, not a physical war)
13. Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day (of danger), and having done all (the crisis demands), to stand. (Stand firmly in your place. When you have done all you can do to stand your ground in this spiritual war, then stand, and trust God.)
14. Stand therefore - hold your ground - having tightened the belt of truth around your loins, and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God;
15. And having shod your feet in preparation (to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness and the readiness produced by the good news) of the Gospel of peace.
16. Lift up over all the shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked one (Satan).
17. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.
18. Pray at all times - on every occasion, in every season - in the Spirit, with all (manner of) prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

Philippians 1: 28 - 29, Peace in Christ is a place of Power!

28. And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction; but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.
29. For you have been granted [the privilege] for Christ's sake not only to believe - adhere to, rely on and trust - in Him but also to suffer in His behalf.

Philippians 4: 4 - 7, Peace in Christ is a place of Power!

4. Rejoice in the Lord always - delight, gladden yourself in Him; again I say Rejoice! [Ps. 37: 4.]
5. Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness - your considerateness, your forbearing spirit. The Lord is near - He is coming soon.
6. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition [definite request] with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.
7. And God's peace [be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 13,

13. I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me - I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me.

Colossians 2: (NIV) (Jesus defeated the Devil and has given us authority over him)

13. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
14. having cancelled the written code (the old Jewish Law), with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
15. And having disarmed the powers and authorities (the Devil and friends), he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. (John 11: 25-26)

Colossians 3: (Ampl.)

22. Servants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not only when their eyes are on you, as pleasers of men, but in simplicity of purpose (with all your heart) because of your reverence for the Lord and as a sincere expression of your devotion to Him.
23. Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,
24. Knowing (with all certainty) that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your (real) reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ, the Messiah.
25. For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] be punished for his wrongdoing. And [with God] there is no partiality [no matter what a person's position may be, whether he is a slave or a master].

1 Timothy 5: (Ampl.)

8. If any one fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 5: 17 - 18 (Ampl.)

17. Let the elders who perform the duties of their office well be considered doubly worthy of honor [and of adequate financial support], especially those who labor faithfully in preaching and teaching.
18. For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain, and again, The laborer is worthy of his hire.
(Your Pastors and youth workers should be paid and paid well. They work for and are sent my God.)

2 Timothy 1:

7. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity - cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear - but (He has given us a spirit) of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

2 Timothy 2: (Ampl.)

11. The saying is worthy of confidence and sure: If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him.
12. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny and disown and reject Him, He will also deny and disown and reject us.
13. If we are faithless, He remains true, for He cannot deny Himself.
14. Remind [the people] of these facts, and [solemnly] charge them in the presence of the Lord to avoid petty controversy over words, which does no good, but upsets and undermines the faith of the hearers.
15. Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurate dividing - rightly handling and skillfully teaching - the Word of Truth.

2 Timothy 2:

21. So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean] - who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences - will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.
22. Shun youthful lust and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness - all that is virtuous and good, right living, conformity to the will of God in thought, word and deed. [And aim at and pursue] faith. love, [and] peace - which is harmony and concord with others - in fellowship with all [Christians], who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
23. But refuse - shut your mind against, have nothing to do with - trifling (ill-informed, unedifying, stupid) controversies over ignorant questionings, for you know that they foster strife and breed quarrels.
24. And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome - fighting and contending. Instead he must be kindly to every one and mild-tempered - preserving the bond of peace; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.
25. He must correct his opponents with courtesy and gentleness, in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and come to know the Truth - that is, that they will perceive and recognize and become accurately acquainted with and acknowledge it,
26. And that they may come to their senses [and] escape out of the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him, [henceforth] to do His [God's] will.

2 Timothy 3:

16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Hebrews 8: 6 - 13, (Ampl.) The Covenant is in verses 10 - 12

6. But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant - the agreement - of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent; [because] it is enacted and rest upon more important (sublimer, higher and nobler) promises.
7. For if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one.
8. However He finds fault with them, [showing its inadequacy], when He says, Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
9. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in My agreement with them, and so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
10. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
11. And it will nevermore be necessary for everyone to teach his neighbor and his fellow citizen or every one his brother, saying, Know - [that is,] perceive, have knowledge of and get acquainted by experience with - the Lord; for all will know Me, from the smallest to the greatest of them.
12. For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more. [Jer. 31: 31-34]
13. When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete - out of use. And what is obsolete - out of use and annulled because of age - is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether.

Hebrews 10: 21 - 31

21. And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest (Jesus) [who rules] over the house of God.
22. Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith, [that is, by that learning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom and goodness,] having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and; with our bodies cleansed with pure water.
23. So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess, and our acknowledgment of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.
24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities;
25. Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing - warning, urging and encouraging - one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
26. For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins - no further offering to which to look forward.

Hebrews 11:

1. Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title-deed) of the things (we) hope for, being the proof of the things (we) do not see and the conviction of their reality - faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.
2. For by (faith), and trust and holy fervor born of faith, the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.
3. By faith we understand that the worlds (during the successive ages) were framed - fashioned, put in order and equipped for their intended purpose - by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.
4. (Prompted, actuated) by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous - (that is,) that he was upright and in right standing with God - and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gift. And though he died, yet through (the incident) he is still speaking.
5. Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven he received testimony (still on record) that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God.
6. But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him (God). For whoever would come near to God must (necessarily) believe that God exists and that He is the Rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek ( You really do need to go ahead and read all of Hebrews chapter 11).

Hebrews 11: 14 - 16,

14. Now those people who talk as they show plainly that they are in search of a fatherland - their own country.
15. If they had been thinking with [homesick] rememberance of that country from which they were emigrants, they would have found constant opportunity to return to it (sin);
16. But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly [one]. For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God - even to be surnamed their God [the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]; for He has prepared a city for them.

Hebrews 12: (Jesus is the Mediator)

24. And to Jesus, the Mediator - Go-between, Agent - of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy,] a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].

Hebrews 13: 1 - 8,

5. Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money and be satisfied with your present (circumstances); for He (God) Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. (I will) not, (I will) not, (I will) not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake nor let (you) down, - Assuredly not!
6. So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, I will not be sized with alarm - I will not fear or dread or be terrified. What can man do to me?
8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Hebrews 13: 20 - 21, (Jesus the Shepard)

20. Now may the God of Peace - [Who is] the Author and Giver of peace - and Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepard of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement [covenant, testament],
21. Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be, and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, the Messiah; to Whom be the glory forever and ever - to the ages of the ages. Also 1 Peter 5:4, John 10:11-18

James 1: 5 - 8, Ampl.

5. If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to every one liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or fault finding, and it will be given him.
6. Only it must be in faith that he asks, with no wavering - no hesitation, no doubting. For the one who wavers (hesitated, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea, that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.
7. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,
8. [For being as he is] a man of two minds - hesitating, dubious, irresolute - [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything (he thinks, feels, decides)

James 1:

7. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.
8. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried (and wins), he shall received the (victors)crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to them that (Agapao)love him.
13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: (because that would be sin)
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away (1) of his own lust, and (2) enticed. (by the devil or others) The devil uses five kinds of attacks to entice you into sin: afflictions, persecution, cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things.
(Mark 4: 14-19)

James 1:

12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried (and wins), he shall receive the (victors) crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (If you love him, you will keep his commandments)
13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: (It took Job 9 months to realize that God was not the one that is giving and then taking away. God is the giver and the devil came to kill steal and destroy.)

James 1:

15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.(Remember, agape love is the opposite of sin and only happens in your life when you yield completely to God and He lives through you.)
16. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of  lights (God), with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (He always operates in love.)
18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of  his creatures (sons and daughters).

James 1:

26. If anyone thinks himself to be religious - pious observant of the external duties of his faith - and does not bridle his tongue, but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).
27. External religious worship (religion as it is expressed in outward acts) that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world (also James 2: all)

James 2:

8. If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shalt (Agapao) love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:
9. But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
10. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
11. For he that said, do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you commit no adultery, Yet if you kill, you are become a transgressor of the law.
12. So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has shown no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
(Mercy is the opposite of judgment. Mercy is reserved for those who walk in love, and judgment for those who walk in sin.)

James 2:

15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
16. And one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; not withstanding ye give them not those things which are needfull to the body; what doth it profit?
17. Even so faith, if it hath not works (of love), is dead, being alone. Faith without love is dead.

James 2:

19. You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe, and shudders.

James 3:

13. Who is a wise man and endued (equipped) with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation (not out of pride) his works with meekness of wisdom.
14. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15. This wisdom (trait) descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual,devilish.
16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion (disorder) and every evil work.
17. But the wisdom (trait) that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits (of the Spirit), without partiality, and without hypocristy.
18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 4:

3. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lust.

James 4: (Ampl.)

7. So be subject to God. - Stand firm against the devil; resist him and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 1:16: (Ampl.)

16. For it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy.

1 Peter 2: 21 (Who should we use as our example?)

21. For ever hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1 Peter 2:

24. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose strips ye were healed.

1 Peter 5:

14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away (1) of his own lust, and (2) enticed.; (Lust is the driving force or pressure that starts with Satan in the mental realm when the mind is not renewed by the word.)
15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (St.John 10:10)

2 Peter 1:

1. Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:
(this is the Agapao Love filled new Christian)

2. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature (His Love nature), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (a driving force or pressure).
5. And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6. And to knowledge self-control and to self-control endurance; and to endurance godliness;
7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness (agape)Love. (This is the mature Agape Love Christian)
8. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be idle nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (His divine nature is available to you now. You can walk in it as soon as you learn to yield to it.)
9. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
(operating in Agape Love makes you aware of your righteousness).

10. So then the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and relationship with God sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: (if you don't you could fall)
11. For so an entrance shall be given to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:

20. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

1 John 1: 7,

7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1: 9 - 10. (For salvation)

9. If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises] and will forgive our sins and continuously cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 2: 1

1. My little children, I write you these things so that you may not violate God's law and sin; but if any one should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father; [it is] Jesus Christ [the all] righteous.,(also John 16: 23-28, John 20:31)

1 John 2: 6

6. Whoever says he abided in Him (Jesus) ought to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He (Jesus) walked and conducted Himself.

1 John 3: 14 - 24

20. In whatever our hearts in self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. For He (God)is above and greater than our conscience (our hearts), and He (God) knows everything - nothing is hidden from Him.
21. And, beloved, if our conscience (our hearts) do not accuse us - if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us - we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God.
22. And we receive from Him (Jesus) whatever we ask for, because we (watchfully) obey His orders - observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us - and (habitually) practice what is pleasing to Him.
23. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and (agapao) love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24. All who keep His commandments (who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and) abide in Him, and He in them. - They Let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ. And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us, by the (Holy) Spirit Whom He has given us.

1 John 4: 9 - 14,(Ampl.)

9. In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed), where we are concerned, in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through him.
10. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. Also Col. . 1:3, 15,19

1 John 4: (also Colossians 3:14-16)(KJv)

6. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (Notice that it takes Spirit filled love.)
7. Beloved, let us (Agapao) love one another: for (agape) love is of God; and every one that(Agapao) loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8. He that (Agapao) loveth not knoweth not God; for God is (agape)love,
9. In this was manifested the (agape)love of God toward us, because that God sent his; only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10. Herein is (agape)love, not that we (Agapao)loved God, but that he (Agapao)loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11. Beloved, if God so (Agapao)loved us, we ought also to (Agapao)love one another.
12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we (agape)love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his(Agapao)love is perfected (or matured) in us.
13. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because (1) he hath given us of his Spirit.(This is how the Spirit tells us that we are saved)
14. (2) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God,
16. (3) And we have known and believed the (agape)love that God hath to us. God is (agape)love;(4) and he that dwelleth in (agape)love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17. (5) Herein is our (agape)love made perfect(or mature), that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is(now), so are we (to be now) in this world. (Victorious, with the enemy totally defeated, continually pulling the lost up out of the depths of sin and sorrow.)
18. (6) There is no fear in (agape)love: but perfect (agape)love casteth out fear: because; fear hath torment. (God tempts no man) He that feareth is not made perfect in (the agape Love, anointed personality of God)love.

1 John 4: (Ampl.)

17. In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment - with assurance and boldness to face Him - because as He is (today), so are we in this world.
18. There is no fear (of anything) in love - dread does not exist; but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and (so) he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love - is not yet grown into love's complete perfection.
19. We love Him, because He first loved us.
20. If any one says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God Whom he has not seen.
21. And this command we have from Him, that he who loves God shall love his brother also.

1 John 5:

10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
(full and complete)

12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
14. And this is the confidence which we have in Him; that if we ask anything according to His will He listens to and hears us.
15. And if we know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him. (You can continue down to verse 20 then 1 John 5:16-18)

1 John 5: 17 - 18

17. All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
18. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

2 John

10. If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine (is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught), do not receive him (this teacher of Evil) – do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him – into (your) house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement.
11. For he who wishes him success – who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed – is a partaker in his evil doings.

Jude:

17. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18. How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lust.
19. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
(God doesn't separate them. They do it themselves by operating in their will not Gods' will.)

20. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
(and you're the one that decides to take the time to pray in the Spirit.)

21. (you) Keep yourselves in the (agape)love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.(keeping yourself in the love of God is your decision. You're the one that decides that you're going to walk in love, not God.)

Rev. 3: 15 - 22

15. I know your (record of) works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
16. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of My (God’s) mouth!
17. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked. (Hos. 12:8)
18. Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me ( the God kind of ) gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be (truly) wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes that you may see.
19. Those whom I (dearly and tenderly) love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten – (that is,) I discipline and instruct them. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal, and repent – change your mind and attitude. (Prov. 3:12)
20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door (of your heart), I will come in to him (or her) and will eat with him (her), and he (shall eat) with Me.
21. He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
22. He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the (Holy) Spirit says to the assemblies (the churches).

Rev. 21: 6 - 8

6. And he said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I (myself) will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life. (Isa. 55:1)
7. He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.
8. But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive; and as for the unbelieving and faithless; and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations; and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to any one or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed, all of these shall have) their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

Rev. 22: 12-16,

12. Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.
13. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. (The Before all and at the End of all)
14. Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments that they may have the authority and right to (approach) the tree of life and to enter in through the gates to the city.
15. (But) without are the dogs and those who practice sorceries and impurity (the lewd, adulterers) and the murderers and idolaters and every one who loves and deals in falsehood.
16. I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the church (assemblies). I am (both) the Root (the source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and bright Morning Star.

     This is the record that God gave of his Son, that Jesus came to give us life, and to give us life more abundant. Pray with me now and fill your life with Life.
      Father, I do believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and that he was raised the third day. Lord, I pray that you would forgive me of my sins for I forgive all those that have sinned against me. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and guide me, fill me with your Holy Spirit, give me the strength to withstand anything the Devil can throw at me, and mold me into what you would have me to be, I pray in Jesus name, Amen.
Congratulations you are now a new creature in Christ! Well done!

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