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Without Love

by on Nov.29, 2014, under Uncategorized

WITHOUT LOVE

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and
all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove
mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (KJV)

Human Beings have the ability to think more highly of themselves than they
aught… hence the revelation of God above, may come as a shock and insult
to the vain human mind.

Who knows… perhaps thousands, nay, perhaps millions of people over the
decades and centuries, have fancied themselves as prophets… I could name
off some of the more famous, but you already know those names… and what
is claimed about, and by them… according to God, whether they were or
weren’t prophets, is really no big deal, UNLESS…

What am I saying? Read on.

The various government and police organizations have, over the years,
gotten better and better at investigating and solving crimes… the human
mind, when properly trained, can, and often does, solve great mysteries…
scientific discoveries, along with constantly improving investigative
techniques, plus ‘human intuition’, frequently figure out seemingly
impossible puzzles and other mysteries… the human mind, it seems, is
able to continually expand and comprehend the incomprehensible… but, God
says that’s no big deal… UNLESS…

Humans are constantly striving to increase in knowledge. Their scientific
observation has garnered much understanding about this world, and even
about other worlds… the thing about ‘knowledge’, is that, like DNA, it is
‘recombinant’… that is, a little knowledge here, combined with a little
knowledge there, can produce ‘new knowledge’… and that ‘new knowledge’
combined with other knowledge, can, again, produce more ‘new knowledge’…
ad infinitum…

God said it best when He and The Word came down to see
what the people were doing at the tower of Babel….” This they begin to
do, and now nothing will be restrained from them”… they were beginning to
‘learn’, and to accumulate knowledge… that knowledge would eventually
beget more knowledge and then more and more… they were growing and
progressing faster than God had intended, and their own intelligence would
have destroyed them…

God intervened and stopped their communication, thus slowing down their
advances in knowledge! Unhindered, would they have gained ‘all knowledge’?
I don’t know, but I do know that even if they had, God says that would have
been no big deal, UNLESS…

Mat 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is
done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Lots of people like to say they have faith, but do you know anyone with
this KIND of faith? Jesus Christ said this to His disciples, and through
the scriptures, He says it to us… and so it’s a “thus sayeth the Lord”.
Is it the truth? I’ve discussed this with several folks who say they
believe it, but, they claim it means something else… not really talking
about actual mountains, they say, just about problems and circumstances and
other ‘life issues’. Not really about being able to ‘wither a fig tree’
with a simple voice command, or to be able to actually command a mountain
to be cast into the sea… They say they ‘believe it’, but they don’t.
Not really. Do you?

First Corinthians 2 mentions this kind of faith again… it even reveals
how much faith it would take to accomplish this ‘voice command’… “all
faith”! Jesus HAD that kind… that ‘amount’ of faith… He could, and
DID command the fig tree to wither… AND IT DID.

So, that kind… that amount of faith exists! He told the disciples that
IF they had it, THEY COULD DO THOSE THINGS!! Was He telling them the
truth? IF YOU could do that, would not that make you a great person? Would
not that make YOU SPECIAL? According to God, even if you or someone else
COULD do those things, that would still be NO BIG DEAL, UNLESS...

Unless what??

Unless you had LOVE, none of those things is special… none of those
things would be great or worthwhile… UNLESS YOU HAD LOVE!

“But I have love”, you say! Well, whoopee!!! So does everyone! Most
humans have “people” and “animals” and “things” that they ‘love’. Most
parents love their children… most husbands and wives love their mates…
so, IF they already have ‘love’ why can’t they DO the things Christ SAID
they could do??

Jesus demonstrated that HE COULD issue this ‘voice command’… He DID it!
Therefore, it must be that HE HAD LOVE… but humans have love… what’s
the difference???

Jesus was FULL of God’s Holy Spirit! He was FULL of FAITH! He was
FULL of God’s LOVE! His love was the GREATEST of all!!! Thus, His
FAITH(the ability to believe) was the GREATEST of all! His LOVE was not
selfish, or directed inwardly… His LOVE was totally outgoing! Total
LOVE!

Have you ever wanted the gift of prophecy? Have you ever wanted a mind
that could understand all mysteries? Have YOU ever wanted all knowledge,
and the POWER to move mountains? I say “Power”, because that kind of Faith
would give you that kind of POWER…

But Why? Why would you want those things?? What is your motive? Truly,
if you could do those things, you would be great!… you would be special!!
Right? No, God says, that unless you had the LOVE that would lead and
direct your motive, then you would be nothing!

The great POWER of God in the hands of humans, without the very love of God
also incorporated, would be nothing. Unless you had the perfect Godly
desire to use that power to do Good and to share love and mercy, you would
be ‘nothing’! “Nothing” is useless and VAIN!

The very power of God, in the hands of VAIN human beings, would be useless,
worthless… Nothing!!

While you are studying and praying and delving into the richness of God’s
Word… why not seek the LOVE of God first? Why not look to God and ask
Him to share that LOVE with you, that He and the Son already share?

While you are meditating and pondering your own mental and emotional state,
why not look to see what kind of LOVE you have? Is it a giving and
outgoing, kind and unselfish love… is it LIKE the LOVE God has for you?

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all
mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could
remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.– 1 Corinthians 13:2
(KJV)

Jesus could do all these things… God can do all these things… they are
things that are reserved for those who have that special kind of LOVE.
Jesus told the Disciples that IF they had the Faith, they COULD DO all
those things… but even if they could, they(and we) would STILL BE
USELESS! Worthless! NOTHING!, unless we had the very same LOVE
that GOD has!! Do you?

Overcoming our human nature, this evil world, and the devil… three
obstacles between us and the Kingdom of God!! Three obstacles between
us… and that perfect LOVE!

If you want it, if you crave it… then notice.. Christ did not say it was
impossible! With God, ALL THINGS are possible…

-Admin

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Nothing To Offer?

by on Nov.26, 2014, under Uncategorized

Today is Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, 2014. I’m writing this to recommend an article that has really helped me!

All my life, I’ve wondered about something…. What TALENTS do I have?

When i was a lot younger, I bought a Guitar… I REALLY wanted to be able to play it, but, it never came to pass. I think I was able to finally play a little bit of ‘WILDWOOD FLOWER’, before my interest waned and I sold it… So, I kept wondering… WHAT ARE MY TALENTS??

I can’t play the piano, the flute or the organ… drums? Well, let’s just say, ‘anyone can bang on a washtub!’ No, musical instruments aren’t among my talents. Sometimes, I can barely play the radio. 🙂

Singing? Nope! Math? Nope! You might say, I’ve been disappointed because I couldn’t find out what my TALENTS are… Everyone has them… right?

Could it be,that I wanted those talents for the wrong reason?

Well, the other day, I was privileged to read an article that helped me!
I want to recommend it to you, and others who may also think they have no talents.

This article gave me the confidence to persevere! To ASK God, trust Him, and never give up!

So, if you have ever wondered what your TALENTS are, give this article a chance!
Who Me? I Have Nothing to Offer
article by Janet Treadway

Hope this helps!

-Admin

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GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE

by on Nov.24, 2014, under Uncategorized

Well, I had a blessed weekend, and hope you did as well.

Great Minds Think Alike

As we go through life, isn’t it nice to find someone that thinks like we do? There’s just something really special about finding another human “of like mind”!

Even the bible has somewhat to say on it…

Rom_12:16 Be of the
same mind one toward another. …

Hard to do? You bet! Just finding someone who shares a FEW of the same thoughts on something is kinda rare. But, someone who is “of the same mind”?? I don’t think I’ve ever found anyone like that. Have you?

1Co_1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing

WOULD IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Just think what that would do for ‘Good ole Planet Earth’!! All speaking the same thing? That would do away with, or severely limit the number of differing “denominations”! Denominations or ‘divisions’ are not as desirable to God, as they seem to be to the masses… limiting the number of those, is obviously, one of the goals God would like to achieve…

“… and that there be no divisions among you;”

Getting rid of denominations would make it a lot easier to pick a church! Right now, there’s really quite a smorgasbord to choose from!

“but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

Can you imagine how great it would be, to belong to a church like that? Do you know ANYONE who fits that description?

1Pe_4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

So, what’s this “same mind” business all about, anyway? Looking at the above verse, we see that it was Christ who suffered for us. He gave up His life as a God Being, to BECOME one of us. He came here as a little baby, grew up and became a man. Like us, He had a childhood… like us, He was a ‘teenager’ for a while…and, like us, He was tempted to do the same things that you and I were, and still are, tempted to do. Thankfully, He was able to say NO to sin.. but what about us? Can we do the same?

I think that the above verse is saying that we can begin to do that, but, it will take us ‘being of the same mind’ that He was…. Christ is the one who ‘suffered in the flesh’… and, obviously, WE also suffer in the flesh. That verse talks about ‘ceasing from sin’… Wouldn’t THAT be awesome? To be able to ‘cease from sin’! I get the impression that the verse is saying that IF we ‘arm ourselves’ with the same mind that He had, that our chances of success are way greater… I guess that most of us are not ‘of the same mind’ on things like that… 🙁

But, it speaks of Christ and the mind that He has… Do you suppose that somehow, He and the Father, were ‘of the same mind’? How could that be?
What process could make that possible?

“I and the Father are one”

That statement has sparked great controversy in the form of beliefs regarding the trinity… and, who knows, this message may yet further complicate things.

God, the Father… and Jesus, the Christ… of the same mind? Okay, but what about that scripture above? IT suggests that WE can also be of the same mind! Hows that for complicating things?

Psa_92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Can WE come to the place where WE are of the same mind as God, and His Son?

Yes, I know:

“My thoughts are not your thoughts..”

That’s true and that’s the way it is, but what if they could be??? But,
what if that is not the way it always must be??

Can WE somehow begin to think like them? To be of the same mind as the
Great God? Consider: How is it possible for THEM to be of the same mind?
How is it possible for them to be perfectly attuned and in absolute
agreement?

I’ll go ahead and state my belief…. I believe it is possible because they
SHARE THE SAME SPIRIT!

We each have our own, individual, human spirit… hardly ANY of us think
alike!! But what if WE shared the same spirit?

God, the Father and Jesus, the Christ, SHARE THE SAME SPIRIT! The Holy
Spirit!

So, how could WE EVER begin to think like them? To be of the same mind as
they?

Wouldn’t We have to share that same Holy Spirit? Yes! We would! And, that is precisely what God is willing to do! He says He will allow us to share that same SPIRIT, IF we are willing to OBEY Him!

If He decides to call us to His Son, and IF we are willing to repent of our sins…”ceasing from sin”… then, He is willing to grant us a portion of His mind… a mental and spiritual link to His Mind though the Holy Spirit!

Then, as we continue to grow in grace and knowledge of His Son, we can
begin to learn to think like He does!!

God is seeking those who are willing to worship him HIS WAY!

Joh_4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

To do that successfully, the way He wants… we must begin to think like
Him!

He and His Son are of the same mind… we are admonished to be of that same mind, as well!

After all, Great minds think alike!!

-Admin

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LIFE NEEDS A MANUAL

by on Nov.22, 2014, under Uncategorized




Life Needs A Manual!
by The Editor

“…life is too complicated…needs to come with a manual….”- MB

Have YOU ever felt this way? Like, if only, there were a ‘manual to tell you
how to live life’…. Wow! I guess that would be helpful!! Trouble is, most
folks don’t really want anyone or anything, telling them how to live their
lives… even if they sometimes lament not knowing how to do it correctly… in
many cases, if not most, they wouldn’t READ the manual, and if they did, they
wouldn’t DO what it said to do… The problem we all face each day, is, human
nature! Human nature loves to do things ‘it’s way’! Like that old Frank
Sinatra song, “My way…”

Don’t you hate it when people presume to think that they KNOW what YOU ought to
do?? Isn’t that annoying, when they think that THEY understand YOUR PROBLEMS
and if only, you’d listen to THEM, then things in your life would straighten
out?

Well, if you ever feel that way, THAT is what it feels like to have HUMAN
NATURE!!! Human Nature is basically REBELLIOUS!! It REJECTS advice from
others, especially if that advice seems personally critical of you, or the way
you’re ‘living your life’. We may wish there was “a manual”, and, indeed, LIFE
would be easier if we knew the proper way to live it, but, WOULD WE BE WILLING
TO HEED WHAT IT SAID?? Would we be willing to apply it’s guidance and
instruction to THE WAY we ‘live our life’???

In this world today, it seems, that very few would be willing to do that!!

Well, GOOD NEWS!!! The Manual exists! It has been here all along and it’s
probably already in your possession!!!

The Holy Bible is that manual!! Contrary to what many think, God is the
designer and creator of “LIFE” and He sent along His ‘Manual’ so that we would
know how to live it properly! If that statement irks you, or ‘turns you off’,
then remember what I said about Human Nature!! We are all ‘flesh beings’ and
our ‘carnal nature’ is automatically opposed to, against, and contrary to God
and His Holy Word!

God explains it this way:

Rom_8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

“the carnal mind”… that’s our human nature… it is enmity, or ‘hostile’
against God!! It is hostile to God and to His government in this life! It
REJECTS God’s advice, God’s instruction, and God’s LAW! Unless God intervenes in
that ‘carnal mind’, by granting His Holy Spirit, that carnal mind CAN’T be
subject to that LAW… and, because it is not, and cannot be subject to that
LAW, it’s is continually GUILTY of breaking that law, and as such, is under the
penalty of that LAW…– DEATH!

Death is the penalty- but, there are also other penalties… unhappiness,
aggravation, heartbreak, anger, arguments, WAR… not just war between
countries, but war between individuals… fights, breakups, cheating and loss…
emotional, mental, and even physical pain. All the things that sometimes cause
us to say, Wow!

“…life is too complicated…needs to come with a manual….”

Well, as I said, the manual is here and you probably have one already… why not
open it and READ IT?? What can it hurt? If life isn’t going the way you think
it should, isn’t it time to lay aside your pride, STIFLE YOUR HUMAN NATURE, and
OPEN THE BOOK?? If you’ve tried LIFE ‘your way’, and it hasn’t worked… maybe
it’s time to try it H I S W A Y….

With your Bibles open, these Articles may be helpful:
What Is Life?
Illusions of Life
How Do You Know?

-Admin

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The War is on!

by on Nov.22, 2014, under Uncategorized

Gary Breeden Recommends:

America’s War on God
http://www.ucg.org/news-and-prophecy/americas-war-god

Good News Writer, Tom Robinson discusses the War on God, and shows how satan is leading the assault!

Check it out!
-Admin

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THANKSGIVING

by on Nov.18, 2014, under Uncategorized





THANKSGIVING
November 18th, 2014 | Author: admin | Edit

Thanksgiving Day

On FACEBOOK the other day,.. saw several messages from people who say they are Thankful…

There are still a FEW who try to encourage us to be thankful. That’s good!

But, it seems, the longer we go as a nation, the LESS THANKFUL we become.

According to the NEWS, the vast majority are more concerned about the weather interrupting their travel plans, their luggage being stolen, or the price of Gasoline. You won’t hear the News Man talking about God or His Blessings!

The world is getting more and more ‘worldly’.

Welcome to “Turkey Day”.

-Admin
May I Recommend: REALLY, I AM THANKFUL…

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VIDEO RECOMMENDATION

by on Nov.16, 2014, under Uncategorized

Jesus was a “Sabbath Keeper”!!

That’s right! He ALWAYS kept the seventh day SABBATH!

But, why?

I’d like to recommend,

    ” Jesus, Creator of The Sabbath”

Beyond Today Host, Steve Meyers, shows us WHO Jesus was, and is, and why Hebrews 13:8 is so important.

I hope you’ll share your comments here…

-Admin

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Still Time For ‘Good News’?

by on Nov.15, 2014, under Uncategorized

Good News!

The word “Gospel” means ‘good news’, but, that “Good News” has to do with

God’s coming Kingdom.

People wonder why the country is in such bad shape and why so much

sickness… why so much financial trouble and why all the problems..

Well, God has the solution!  But, we have to ask! And, we have to ask in

the right way!

2Ch 7:14 if My people who are called by My name…

“My people”.. I get a lot of static about God’s

people Israel being the only ones that the LAW applies to… but, this

verse isn’t speaking only about them… “who are called by my name”…

Christians are called by His name… so, this passage is to anyone who is

a Christian…

…will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn     from their wicked ways,

God says IF they will humble themselves… Is he talking about just

praying? Or, maybe even fasting to humble themselves? He wants His people

to pray and seek His face! AND , to turn from their wicked ways!

What? God’s people have wicked ways??? How could that be? Unless, they are

doing ‘wicked things’, without knowing, or, knowing, and not being willing

to change!!

…then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

God says that IF they will do this, that HE WILL HEAR their prayers,and

FORGIVE their sins, and HEAL their land! There is the gist of it. Who

is willing to slow down and take a long internal look and see if they are

guilty of something that is keeping God from blessing and healing this

country?

We always stress the fact that most people who call

themselves Christian, believe that THEY have been given the right to choose

HOW and WHEN and WITH WHAT RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS they will

worship the true God.

The call it “Christian Freedom” Could it be that they got it wrong? Could

it be, that God never gave that right, or authority, to ANYONE?? Could it

be, that the teaching that Jesus came here, lived a perfect life, and never

sinned… and DIED on the stake so that we could forget and ignore the LAW,
is actually not true?

Did He really do it all for us, so we don’t have to????

What kind of wonderful life could this be, if we would only submit to the

True God and obey what he said in 2 Chron 7:14 ???

Now, I’m wondering… is there still time???

-Admin

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Doing God A Service

by on Nov.12, 2014, under Uncategorized

We are all individuals, and we all have our own minds and most of us think and reason… most of us draw our own conclusions about things…. I’m no different!

I’ve drawn the conclusion that Blasphemy is BAD!

It’s very bad! I think that most Christians would agree and even though they might have variations of concern, I think they all would say that blaspheming God is probably one of the worst things a person could do….

Jesus was ACCUSED of Blasphemy! Did you know that?

Mat_26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

Mar_14:64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

Joh_10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

The High Priest accused Him of it, and the Jews accused Him of it….

They were OFFENDED!!

His ‘guilt’ was obvious ‘to them’… they ‘thought’ He was guilty, so, they wanted to KILL HIM for it!

Whether that was ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, well, I guess you have your own opinion. Most people do.

But, as usual, I get to wondering… what if it was someone else? What if it was one of YOUR FELLOW CHURCH MEMBERS?? What if they said, or did something that YOU and OTHERS felt was “blasphemy”???

Would YOU be OFFENDED???

What then??

What would YOU DO???

The High Priests and the Jews were all ‘gung-ho’ to KILL Jesus…

Like you and I, they were ‘individuals’…. like you and I, they had their own minds, with which they were able to think and reason…

Like you and I, they drew their own conclusions about things and, evidently, their ‘conclusion’ was, that Jesus was guilty of BLASPHEMY and that He needed to DIE !!

But wait!! That was way back then!!! This is NOW!! This is modern times, and we “Christians” would never do anything like that… would we???

Did you know that Jesus warned His disciples about a day that would come when sincere, religious folks would do just that to them?? And, that they would think and believe that they were justified and correct for doing so??

Joh_16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

People who think they are doing God a service??? Killing the blasphemers??

People who would be killing “Christians”… thinking that they were doing God a service????????????

QUESTION: How could this be referring to someone who did not believe in God? Or, at the very least, CLAIM to???

Would non-believers think that what they did to Christ’s followers was somehow a ‘service to God’?????

No, this is speaking of those who CLAIM to be believers… those who CLAIM to be “CHRISTIANS”… people who claim the NAME of Christ and yet are eager to KILL others who say, or do or BELIEVE something different… something that OFFENDS them… something they can’t stand!!! Something THEY can’t tolerate! Something that THEY THINK is blasphemous!!

This is speaking of those who THINK they are Christians and yet are DECEIVED..

Luk_21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

These are preachers or teachers or simply people who come in Christ’s Name…”Christian”… and God says to NOT go after them!!!

2Ti_3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Those who come in Christ’s Name, saying that He is Christ and who are actually DECEIVED, also deceive others!! They lead them astray from the true teachings of Christ and cause those others to be just as deceived as they are!!

2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Let’s face facts! God’s Bible says that there are those who CLAIM to be ministers of Righteousness, when all along they are FALSE!! Not true Christians, but deceitful workers… Hard Truth: satan has ministers!

God has His ministers, and the devil has his!

Jesus warned His followers that those times would come… and they did!!! They DID, and they will AGAIN! Because people are STILL PEOPLE and people are susceptible to the evil temptations of the devil… and the devil HATES true Christians… He has inspired ‘people’ to hate them before and he still does today….

How about YOU???? Do the beliefs of some, anger and irritate you? Do their words and beliefs OFFEND YOU and make you feel like doing them harm??

Do you claim the Name of Christ?

What would Jesus do?

Luke 6:27

-Admin

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All On The Same Page

by on Nov.12, 2014, under Uncategorized

Sometimes people say things that really grab my attention! Here’s one of those things!

” I think the nature of God and the nature of Christ are quite complicated, and that’s why people have argued over it for centuries. But I also do not believe that fully understanding the nature of God is essential to salvation. If it was necessary for us to “get it”, it would be a simple concept, everyone would understand, and we’d all be on the same page.”-K

Isa_11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

You see, one day in the future, (hopefully soon) God is going to return to earth and set up His Kingdom! Then, He plans to re-educate the entire human race! Then, EVERYONE will know Him! They will know WHO He is, and WHAT He is! And, that knowledge is a very necessary ingredient! After all, if one is going to live in the Kingdom of God, shouldn’t one be fully aware of all the necessary knowledge that would enable that person to live righteously and well??

From Albert Barnes Notes On The Bible

For the earth – That is, in the times of the Messiah, It does not say that it shall be immediate under his reign, but under his reign this shall occur on the earth.
The knowledge of the Lord – This is put for piety, as the “fear” of the Lord often is. The earth shall be full of a correct understanding of the existence, perfections, plans, and claims of God; and shall be disposed to yield to those claims – thus producing universal peace.
As the waters cover the sea – That is, the depths or the bottom of the sea; compare Hab_2:14. The vast waters of the ocean cover all its depths, find their way into all the caverns, flow into all the recesses on the shore – and thus shall the knowledge of Yahweh spread like deep, flowing waters, until the earth shall be pervaded and covered with it. It is evident that a time is here spoken of which has not yet fully come, and the mind is still directed onward, as was that of the prophet, to a future period when this shall be accomplished. The prophecy has been indeed in part fulfilled. Wherever the gospel has spread, its effect has been just that which is predicted here. It has calmed and subdued the angry passions of people; changed their feelings and their conduct; disposed them to peace; and tended to mitigate national ferocity, to produce kindness to captives, and to those who had been oppressed. It has mitigated laws that were cruel and bloody; and has abolished customs, games, sports, and pastimes that were ferocious and savage. It has often changed the bitter persecutor, as it did Saul of Tarsus, to the mildness and gentleness of a lamb; and it has spread an influence over nations tending to produce humanity and benevolence. It has produced mildness, gentleness, and love, in the domestic circle; changed a the cruel and lordly husband to a companion and friend; and the character of the stern and inexorable father to one of paternal kindness and peace. Wherever it has spread “in truth” and not “in form merely,” it has shed a mild, calming, and subduing influence over the passions, laws, and customs of people. But its effects have been but partially felt; and we are led, therefore, to look forward to future times, when the prophecy shall be entirely fulfilled, and the power of the gospel shall be felt in all nations.

It’s that future time I’m looking forward to!

Then, it will be absolutely necessary that we all “get it”! Then, it WILL BE a simple concept. THEN… everyone WILL UNDERSTAND!!

Then, at last… FINALLY… we will all be on the same page!

Heb_2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Praise God!
Thy Kingdom come… Thy Will be done,, on earth… as it is in Heaven!
Admin

Heb_8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

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