Heavenly Treasure

Living By Faith

 

 

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It Is So Clear, Please Open The Eyes Of Your Spirit Man And See The Truth!

 

2 Corinthians 5

New Living Translation (NLT)

New Bodies

5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.

 

2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing.

 

 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[a]

 

 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us.

Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

 

6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord.

 

7 For we live by believing and not by seeing.

 

8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.

 

9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body,

our goal is to please him.

 

10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

We Are God’s Ambassadors

11 Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord,

we work hard to persuade others.

God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.

12 Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us,[b] so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart.

 

 13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds,

it is for your benefit.

 

14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us.

 

[c] Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.[d]

 

15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life

will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

 

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view.

 At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view.

How differently we know him now!

 

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

 

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.

And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

 

19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

 

20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.

We speak for Christ when we plead,

 “Come back to God!”

 

21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,[e] so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

 

 

 

Chapter 15

 

 You can not live by faith

based on what you hear from man.

 

Plus, do not ever act on anything taught by only one man.

Faith come from God through

the revelation of His Word in our hearts.

God will confirm this by two or more witnesses.

When You Do Act, It Is Because

You Received From God,

In Your Heart, The Revelation Of His Word.

Rhema!

 

God Shows Us In The Next Verse

 that He is in control of all. He is the judge and jury.

He knows all the fact and He can take care of all that

would willfully misuse the blessings that He gives.

It does not Matter if these blessings come

from the work of our own hands or from the hands

 of a bother in the Lord. God’s mercy and grace

 far exceeds our comprehension.

His judgment will be swift and complete.

 As for our part,

How much more clear can God make it.

 

 

(Rom 12:10 -20 NKJV)  

(10) Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love,

in honor giving preference to one another;

(11) not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit,

serving the Lord;

 (12) rejoicing in hope,

patient in tribulation,

continuing steadfastly in prayer;

(13) distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

 (14) Bless those who persecute you;

 bless and do not curse.

(15) Rejoice with those who rejoice,

and weep with those who weep.

(16) Be of the same mind toward one another.

Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.

 

 Do not be wise in your own opinion.

(The opinions we should have are those which are

formed from the study of God’s Word.

When it comes to giving to other we come up with our own opinions

of when we should and when we should not give.

We think we are capable of knowing the heart of a man

 and we can make the right judgments as to when to give

 and not to give to the needs of others.

Needs are to always be given to,

whether or not it is a bother

in the Lord or even our enemy.)

 

(17) Repay no one evil for evil.

 Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. (

18) If it is possible, as much as depends on you,

 live peaceably with all men.

(19) Beloved, do not avenge yourselves,

but rather give place to wrath; for it is written,

"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

(20) Therefore

"If your enemy is hungry,

feed him; If he is thirsty,

 give him a drink;

For in so doing you will heap coals

of fire on his head."

I have heard leaders in the church say that we should not

help some people at certain time

for the reason that God is teaching them a lesson and

 we might interfere with Gods work.

God does not teach us lesson with problems in our lives.

 Problems either cause us to turn back to God

and ask for His help or

problems develop and strengthen the faith that we already have.

God teaches us with His Word..

His Word is clear and easy to understand.

 Any man that can read and will open his heart to God

can learn from the Word the ways of the Lord.

Problems in our lives or in the lives of those around us

do not teach us the ways of the Lord,

rather give us opportunity to practice that which the Word teaches. 

 

It is if we have gone back to the dark ages when it

 was thought that the average man could not

clearly understand the Word.

 

 Plus we have leader in the church teach parts of the truth

or of their own opinion.

It is our job to teach the truth,

just as it is in the Word.

 

What we have done in America is make

the teaching of the church

Match the lifestyle of the society we live in.

 

We are so concerned with stuff that

we can not give as taught in the Word.

We are afraid someone might

misuse our precious stuff or money.

First of all it is not our money

 in the first place

and God make it very clear that He is all knowing

and it is He who will be the judge and jury of a man’s heart.

He makes it very clear

 

 That If A Man Will Harden His Hearts To His Truth,

 The Lust Of The Eyes,

Lust Of The Flesh,

Pride Of Life And

 The Force Of Greed

Will Bring That Man To Own Ruin.

(Acts 5:1 – 5 NKJV)

(1) But a certain man named Ananias,

with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.

(2) And he kept back part of the proceeds,

his wife also being aware of it,

and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet.

(3) But Peter said, "Ananias,

why has satan filled your heart to lie

to the Holy Spirit and keep back part

of the price of the land for yourself?

(4) "While it remained,

was it not your own?

 And after it was sold,

was it not in your own control?

Why have you conceived this thing in your heart?

You have not lied to men but to God."

(5) Then Ananias, hearing these words,

 fell down and breathed his last.

So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.

 

If I do not walk in the light of the Word,

 No Rhema,

greed for self  and personal family

will dominate my life.

 This will result in membership into the Laodicean Church

which we will discuss later.

 

As for the everyday life of a Christian,

 God wants us to be single minded

on building our heavenly treasure,

our heavenly bank account.

Jesus made it very clear that His Kingdom

was not of this world and that

He Himself was not of this world.

 

(John 8:23 NKJV)

(23) And He said to them,

"You are from beneath;

 I am from above.

 You are of this world;

I am not of this world.

 

(John 18:36 NKJV)

(36) Jesus answered,

"My kingdom is not of this world.

 If My kingdom were of this world,

My servants would fight,

 so that I should not be delivered to the Jews;

but now My kingdom is not from here."

 

Jesus also made it very clear

 that we are not of this earth and

 that our focus in life is to be on thing above

and not things on this earth.

 

(Heb 11:13 – 16 NKJV)

(13) These all died in faith,

not having received the promises,

but having seen them afar off were assured of them,

embraced them and confessed that they

were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

(14) For those who say such things declare

 plainly that they seek a homeland.

 (15) And truly if they had called to mind that country

from which they had come out,

they would have had opportunity to return.

 (16) But now they desire a better,

 that is, a heavenly country.

Therefore God is not ashamed

to be called their God,

 for He has prepared a city for them.

 

(1 Pet 2:9 – 11 NKJV)

(9) But you are a chosen generation,

a royal priesthood, a holy nation,

His own special people,

that you may proclaim the praises

of Him who called you out of darkness

 into His marvelous light;

(10) who once were not a people

but are now the people of God,

who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

(11) Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims,

abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,

 

We are not of this world

and we need nothing this world has to offer.

What soldier in the battle field would

strap the spoils of the last battle on his back

and then go into the next battle carrying

the weight and bondage of those spoils.

After several battles, and many spoils how could he hope

to attack or defend himself from the enemy.

From all the scriptures that has been given

 in this teach can you not find the

freedom God is offering you from stuff

that would and will control your life .

The Bible says

 

(John 8:36 NKJV)

 "Therefore if the Son makes you free,

you shall be free indeed.

 

 

 

 

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Please Do Not Allow Sin To Be In Your Home Through The TV.

 

1 Corinthians 5

New Living Translation (NLT)

Paul Condemns Spiritual Pride

5 I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you—something that even pagans don’t do. I am told that a man in your church is living in sin with his stepmother.[a]

 

2 You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove this man from your fellowship.

 

3 Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit.[b] And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man

 

4 in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church.[c] I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus.

 

5 Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed[d] and he himself[e] will be saved on the day the Lord[f] returns.

 

6 Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?

 

7 Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.[g]

 

8 So let us celebrate the festival, not with the old bread[h] of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread[i] of sincerity and truth.

 

9 When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin.

 

 10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that.

 

11 I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer[j] yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.

 

12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.

 

13 God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”[k]