- Religion and Philosophy
Manna food for Sunday September 19th
If you are under oppression or attack, rejoice, you must be a threat to the enemy!
These verses leapt out of the bible as I sought the makings of this hub, they apply to me, to all believers and to those who are still in darkness.
When the torrents of the flood bear against you, remember, you are anchored to the ROCK, so stand and having stood, be victorious.
The concept of this series of hubs is to produce a daily hub which delivers a spiritual message, using bible verse alone.
Verses used will be annotated for your Berean instincts to be satisfied, and for further contemplation if you desire.
Reading the word daily is an essential part of staying spiritually healthy, if you don't eat, you starve!
If you are active in doing Gods works, then you need solid food, to remain strong in the word and be able to stand the attacks of the enemy.
So eat and drink deeply.
Speaking personally, I use the King James for study purposes, however I am using the Amplified Bible for these hubs (mainly) unless it has significant contextual differences, for it's easier to read, and who knows, maybe somebody will read these who is not yet in faith!
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Hebrews 6:10-14, Deuteronomy 8: 1-3/5-6/11-12/16-17, James 4:13-14,
1 John 2:16-18, Galatians 5:6-8, Hebrews 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 9:23-25
God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name's sake in ministering to the needs of the saints (His own consecrated people), as you still do.
But we do [strongly and earnestly] desire for each of you to show the same diligence and sincerity [all the way through] in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of [your] hope until the end,
In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises.
For when God made [His] promise to Abraham, He swore by Himself, since He had no one greater by whom to swear, saying, Blessing I certainly will bless you and multiplying I will multiply you.
You shall [earnestly] remember all the way which the Lord your God led you …. in the wilderness, to humble you and to prove you, to know what was in your [mind and] heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
Know also in your [minds and] hearts that, as a man disciplines and instructs his son, so the Lord your God disciplines and instructs you.
So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and [reverently] fear Him.
Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His precepts, and His statutes which I command you today,
Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them, then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, [the world]….. that He might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.
Beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, “My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.”
Come now, you who say, today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a city and spend a year there and carry on our business and make money.
Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow.
What is the nature of your life?
You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air].
For all that is in the world…... the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things]…. these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.
…. it is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antichrist [he who will oppose Christ in the guise of Christ] is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time.
For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither…. (mans rules or doctrines)….counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.
You were running the race nobly. Who has interfered in (hindered and stopped you from) your heeding and following the Truth?
This [evil] persuasion is not from Him Who called you [Who invited you to freedom in Christ].
THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].
He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Just think of Him, who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize?
So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours.