DANCE OF FIRE
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Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.
Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.
Sizzle, spark, explode -
Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -
The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.
This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.
Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.
Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....
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Saturday, April 9, 2011
HOLY BIBLE LITERACY
Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
Last week I read the following in the April 2011 edition of Charisma magazine:
- "Among professing Christians or nominal Christians, there is less and less regard for Scripture, which is translating into more biblical illiteracy."
- "A recent study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found 37 percent of Americans read the Bible at least once a week, but only 16 percent of Americans read it daily. About six in 10 Americans read the Bible at least on occasion, down from three-fourths in the 1980s, according to a recent study by the Center for Bible Engagement."
This morning in my Bible reading period, our Lord placed this question in my heart, "Is biblical ignorance a sin?" I answered, "I believe so." He agreed, and added, "Of course, the greatest sin is not DOING what the Holy Bible mandates."
If we didn't have our Bibles in our physical possessions, how much of it could we bring forth from our memories?
Beginning about two years ago, our Lord emphasized to me the vital necessity of having more of the Holy Bible in my memory. After I obeyed Him and committed to having more of His Word memorized, there came a day that I couldn't access my Bible. A future post will share more about why. On that day, deep persecution came my way. Thanks be unto our Lord who had prepared me. For more than a half hour, I was able to quote Scriptures out loud without repeating any of them. Our Lord had me on a Scriptural memory roll. It aided me immensely in that crisis situation.
Note: My experience has been that the King James Bible is the easiest Bible to memorize. Also, I firmly believe that it is a more spiritually potent and powerful version to read. I did a previous post about the Bible version issue. That post received more than 50 comments - some that agreed and others that didn't agree. Here is the link to that post http://lioneaglesoar.blogspot.com/2010/12/original-king-james-bible.html
May we all dig in deeper to the Word of our Lord. It is Spirit and it is our LIFE. We cannot afford to be biblically ignorant. It is dangerous to neglect the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of GOD. According to Ephesians 6, we are commanded to be fully armoured in GOD. The sword is a vital part of His armour for us.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
ADDED SUNDAY APRIL 10, 2011:
This addition to "HOLY BIBLE LITERACY" was added today after I watched Bishop T. D. Jakes' live streaming Sunday service this a.m. His Sunday services are broadcast live on the Internet and re-played all day Sundays on www.ThePottersHouse.org/.
Our Lord pleasantly surprised me when I viewed Jakes' service today. The three main scriptures that he used in his sermon are the very same three scriptures that I used in my comments yesterday in response to Clint. Here are excerpts from my comments with the subject three scriptures highlighted in yellow:
Some months ago, I met a Christian (NOT a babe in Christ) who told me that she didn't read GOD'S Word every day. My mouth flew open - I was appalled. People who profess Christ as Lord and Savior and don't do daily Bible reading are suspect to me. One reason is because years ago, when I missed daily Bible reading, my character was carnal, and NOT spiritual.
I am more wary of carnal Christians than I am of bonafide sinners. Bonafide sinners, typically, don't know the Word of GOD to do it but carnal Christians, typically, know enough to KNOW BETTER BUT CHOOSE NOT TO DO... To me that indicates that they can be spiritually dangerous. Some of my experiences with carnal Christians have proven that to be truth. These scriptures come to mind from Luke 11:24, 25,26 - KJV, "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself: and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first."
And Titus 1:16 - KJV
They profess that they know God: but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
1 John 2:4 - KJV
He that saith, I know him and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Also, I have encountered too many Christians who don't know much of GOD'S Word from memory. That is definitely not good....
END OF EXCERPTS
Written Saturday April 9, 2011
Note: The answers to 7 UPS QUIZUPS were posted Saturday April 9, 2011. For those who are unfamiliar,
7 UPS QUIZUPS is found under a separate tab located on this blog. Our Lord informed me that the subject quiz helps us in biblical literacy. Thank you, Lord!
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