Holiness & How We Think and Act Part 5
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Retreat Q&A Thoughts and Holiness © F2021 2022 WF Cobb Truthbase.net DailyTruthbase.blog
1Pt 1:13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control 4:7 end of all things at hand: sober & watch eis prayer 8 fervent in love 5:8 Be sober be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, roaring lion, walks about, seeking..devour 1Th 5:6 not sleep, as do others; watch and be sober 8 of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; helmet=hope of salvation 2Tim 4:5 watch in al lthings, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.. Put all your hope in the grace/glory that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 Scriptures say “You must be holy because I am holy” Lev 11:44 19:2 20:7 cut off 17 remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you acc to what you do. So you must live in fear of Him during sojourn (Egypt) “campers” NLT
Q9. Why do we do what we do? A. Cz we want to? Why do we want what we want/do? Cz we believe it's in our best (self)-interests. Pr 23:7
Why do we think it's in our best interests? Cz our values, formed by our heart/culture/upbringing/(incorrectly perceived and processed) experiences, say it's better to do/not do. We've not trained ourselves to deny our ego/self, but indulge and gratify demonic desires PPP. Heart mind connection, the unholy heart takes captive/programs the unsanctified mind to (subconsciously) pursue satan's will for our life/death.
Difficult cz of neural ruts. We can know what's right but don't do,=sin (value acc Truth, put off, transform mind, reprogram robot, put on)
Col 3:11 if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God
4 When Christ, who is our life/Vine is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
5 Put to death/consider NASB the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed=idolatry.
6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,
8 Put off: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge acc to the image...created him--
12 chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing/warning one another, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks thru Him to God the Father.
Q10. Why is holiness important? A. To share in Divine nature. Is it supposed to be hard or easy? Yoke and grace to bear it. 2Cor 9:8
2Pt 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you by the epi-knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, thru the epi-knowledge of Him who called us to dative His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption flee 2:18,20 end worse that is in the world by lust 5 Now for this very reason also applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence-knowledge-self-control-perseverance-godliness-brotherly kindness/affection-love.
8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten he received cleansing from his former sins.
10 be all the more diligent to make firm your calling and choosing; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
11 for in this way entrance into The Age kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
2Cor 7:1 having these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Dt 7:6 you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 9 Know that YHWH your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His hesed 1k with those who love Him and keep His commandments; 10 but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; not delay..him who hates..He will repay 11 Thus keep commandments...I am commanding you today, to do them.
Heb 12:10 He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. 11 All discipline for the moment seems not joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. 12 Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13 make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. 14 Pursue peace with all men, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Mt 11:28 Come to me, weary and carry heavy burdens, I will give you refresh. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Learn from Me, cz I am meek and humble at heart, you will find release for your souls 30 For my yoke is beneficial to bear, burden I give you is less oppressive.
2Cor 9:8 God is able to make all grace/power abound to you, so always having all sufficiency in everything, abundance for every good deed 12:9 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness' boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me
1Thess 3:12 may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people 13 so that He may establish your hearts w/o blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus & saints 4:1 received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from...4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor; 5 Not in lust...as the Gentiles which know not God: 6 not go beyond and take gain/advantage of brother in any matter: Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.
Eph 4:24 and put on the new self, which in likeness of God has been created by righteousness and holiness of the truth 25 speak truth