Tag Archive | New Testament

Life or Death Examination

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Titus 1:16 NASB

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 John 2:4 NASB

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5 NASB

🌹For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Romans 8:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Is God Dwelling Today?

My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” ’ ”
Ezekiel 37:27‭-‬28 NASB

The Old Testament speaks of the dwelling of God amongst His people. His dwelling with them would be known among all the nations.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NASB

The New Testament speaks of God who came in the flesh, Jesus Christ, and dwelt amongst us. His glory was seen.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB

Today, God is seen in the believer by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. All nations will know that God is Lord by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in His people.

🌹Do others see Jesus in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Same God

“So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the Lord your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever.
“Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you. “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the Lord your God, then the Lord will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, even severe and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses.
Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book of this law, the Lord will bring on you until you are destroyed. Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 28:45‭-‬48‭, ‬58‭-‬59‭, ‬61‭-‬62 NASB

🌹Salvation through Jesus Christ in the New Testament does not nullify the Old Testament.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Holiness in Me

Do I have any holiness in me?

For I am the Lord who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'”
Leviticus 11:45 NASB

We are to be holy as God is holy. So how does that happen? Can I just be holy because God is holy?

In the Old Testament Holy God resided in the temple. In the Holy of Holies. It was a sanctified, cleansed, holy area of the temple.

In the New Testament we are the temple where the Holy God resides now. In the heart where God has cleansed us by the blood of Christ, is sanctifying us everyday, where holiness, His holiness resides.

How can you receive this holiness?

Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 NASB

A repentant heart baptized in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin is the necessary step to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Mark 1:8 NASB

And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
John 20:22 NASB

and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:24 NASB

🌹 Jesus is the holiness in me.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon