“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” (I Peter 2:1-12)
In “Christianity” (Posted at this Website) “Bishop” is the Title of the Head Pastor, but the Office is “Priesthood.” “Spiritual house” is God’s Church, which is Christianity. “Chief corner stone” is Jesus Christ, not the Pope. That is why I said in my “Bible Study: Titus 1” Blog “Catholics was satan first foothold in God’s Church. The ‘Forbidding to marry’ in my ‘Party, Party, Party, Party – Party!!!’ Blog is Catholics. ‘Priest’ is under The Law, which is why ‘Bishop’ is the title for Head Pastors in ‘Christianity.’”
God considers Christianity “an holy nation.” Christianity is God’s “chosen generation.” That is why I said in my “Bible Study: Ephesians 3” Blog Posted 12-1-2014 “God does consider Jews His Children like everyone else. “God Chosen People” are Christians operating in “Christianity” and not Jews operating in Judaism or under the law Christianity. The Kingdom of Heaven is for Christians. ‘God’s Process’ is Christians’ Ascension into the Kingdom Of Heaven.”
God wants His Children Whole. We cannot become whole unless we grow. We cannot grow unless we change. God’s Process helps us grow and change to become whole. Christians are God’s “peculiar people.”
To grow and change we also need “the sincere milk of the word.” The Word of God brings us “out of darkness into his marvellous light.” The Word of God is our “Lust Buster” as I said in my “Bible Study: James 1” Blog. The Word of God, the Holy Spirit and God’s Process is what helps us “abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.”
Our first BATTLE is with ourselves. When we have lust inside of us it adds to that war. Lust on the inside of us also helps satan with his pursuit for our souls.
First of all a person should not have to tell people they are a Christian. People should be able to see it by their lifestyle and actions. There was a time when if we knew a person was a Christian we knew we could trust them. That is not the case anymore. With the world people know who they are, but with Christians people never know anymore.
The world comes up against God and the Bible more than anything else “whereas they speak against you as evildoers.” That is why it is so very important for Christians to “having your conversation honest among the Gentiles.” It is the “they may by your good works, which they shall behold” is how Christians win the world. It also “glorify God in the day of visitation:”
“For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” (I Peter 2:15-17)
The Christian Walk does include suffering:
“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 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 stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” (I Peter 2:19-25)
How we respond to suffering is what gives God Glory. Jesus is our Example for God’s Process. Preachers have given up their suffering message for “God Is About To Bless You.” The “bless you” they are not telling people is people have a part in that. Growing and changing is what blesses us. Growth and change is how we get to Character. Character and money go hand in hand.
That does not mean people with money are Godly. Money, fame, recognition, control and power are what satan offers in his “Pact With The Devil,” which is a Blog Posted 12-6-2014. It is the lust inside of people that allows him to make the pacts. He is shrewd, clever and crafty and does not want people to know they have them so they will not try to do anything about them. satan’s job is to Steal, Kill and Destroy and that he why he does not want people to know about the pacts until it is too late for them to do something about them. satan wants the church to be silent about him.
People must know and understand what the Christian Walk entails. That is the Purpose of God’s Process. People must know and understand what is required of them. People must understand they are in a daily battle for their souls. The preachers’ job is to prepare people for the Christian Walk. The preachers’ job to make sure his sheep live in the reality of Truth and not in emotions:
“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:12)
A “God Is About To Bless You” message does not prepare people. That message does not tell people they must change. That message does not tell people they must do their part before God does His. That is why people leave the church when a pie does not fall out of the sky.
Nothing is falling out of Heaven. God only does what we cannot do. Even with that God only does what fulfills His Purpose. That is why it is so important we are in the “will of God.”
My daily Bible reading today confirmed this Blog:
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” (I Peter 3:8-18)
“SHEEP GOING ASTRAY” THE SHEPHERD IS WAITING FOR YOUR RETURN.