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Take heed on how we hear....

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by orbiter, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. orbiter

    orbiter Active Member

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    Our God is merciful towards us as He gives us knowledge so that we may know Him who is true. The Son of God is come and gives us an understanding as He opens up the Scriptures to our ears and minds…and we are to take heed on how we hear so that more shall be given to us. We show that we know God by how we respond to the hearing of the voice of His Son. We know God by the keeping of His commandments....showing brotherly love towards the "strangers" sent out by Him to speak His words of eternal life and spirit.

    1 John 5:20 KJV
    (20) And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

    If we hear His voice today opening up the Scriptures to our hearing ears, let us be renewed in the spirit of our minds. We are to put off the former behavior of the old man….the envy, the strife, the contentions, the wrath...and put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and TRUE holiness.

    Ephesians 4:20-24 KJV
    (20) But ye have not so learned Christ;
    (21) If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
    (22) That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
    which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
    (23) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
    (24) And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


    Let us hear His voice today and “gird up the loins of our minds” and be “sober” and not be found by Him “drunk” on the wine of wrath. The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God. Let us be found by Him as being obedient children and not be found behaving as we did in the churches of men where we do not hear the Word of Truth…in the ignorance of carnal men who preach the word of men rather than the Word of God in truth and sincerity. The carnal churches of men fight and strive among themselves about who is account the greatest among them in their ignorance of the Truth.

    1 Peter 1:13-16 KJV
    (13) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
    (14) As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
    (15) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
    (16) Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.


    We were once “dead” in trespasses and sins within the churches of men (the “graves”)….but we are to hear His voice and come forth and do good towards the hearing of His voice unto the resurrection of life.

    John 5:28-30 KJV
    (28) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    (29) And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


    How we respond to the hearing of His voice determines our judgment. As He hears, He judges.

    (30) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

    Some will hear His voice and do good. They will show forth their faith in good deeds and enter into the joy of the Lord as they will rejoice in what they hear Him saying. They will take heed on how they hear and will enter in to know the mysteries of the kingdom. More shall be given.

    An honest and good heart shall hear and keep His Word and bring forth the fruit of righteousness with patience.

    Luke 8:15-18 KJV
    (15) But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

    An honest and good heart shall not hide his faith within his own heart but shall bring it forth so that others may see. The Word of God spoken in truth and sincerity will manifest what is in the hearts of men as they will hear and either believe and do good or will not believe and will do evil. Nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest. It shall be known what is hidden in the hearts of men and His voice shall make it manifest.

    (16) No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
    (17) For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.


    We must bring forth good fruits towards the hearing of His voice. We are to take heed on how we hear for whosoever has, to him shall be given more. Those who do not have bring forth any fruits of righteousness, from him shall be taken event that which he seemed to have.

    (18) Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

    Those who do not have shall not be given more knowledge. Those who do not have shall not enter into the joy of the Lord as they will hear and behave badly towards His voice. There will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” towards what they hear as those who will not bring forth good fruit will not enter in to His knowledge and will not rejoice in what they hear with their ears.
     
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  2. orbiter

    orbiter Active Member

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    He that has ears to hear, let him HEAR.

    Luke 8:8 KJV
    (8) And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    The disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ were eyewitnesses of His majesty and they did hear a voice come from Heaven and say “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”. We are to hear Him today also as He opens up the Scriptures to our hearing ears.

    2 Peter 1:16-21 KJV
    (16) For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    (17) For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    (18) And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.


    But we today have a more sure word of prophecy that we are to take heed unto as when we hear His voice opening up the Scriptures to our hearing ears. The “day star”…that is, the MORNING STAR…arises in our very own once-darkened hearts when we hear His voice opening up the Scriptures to our hearing today.

    (19) We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
    (20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

    He sends men to speak His words as they are moved by the Holy Spirit.

    (21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    The sign of the Son of man who is in Heaven = the arising MORNING STAR within our very own hearts as He speaks to us from Heaven in the Spirit of Truth. This is the sign that we are hearing the Son speaking to us from Heaven....and we are to have ears and hear His voice.

    Those who have ears to hear shall rejoice and believe in what they hear while those who dwell on the earth in their envy, strife, contentions (they dwell on the earthly wisdom) shall mourn what they hear. They will not believe that it is Him speaking to their ears.

    Matthew 24:30-31 KJV
    (30) And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    (31) And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


    The coming (presence) of the Son of man has this effect within our very own hearts: the “lightning comes out of the east” ….the rising of light that arises in our hearts….and shines even unto the west as He speaks to our ears. A false prophet does not have this effect upon our hearts....only the Son in Heaven does.

    Matthew 24:27 KJV
    (27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    The Light shines within our very own hearts…..and we are to believe in the Light while we have it. We become children of Light by responding to the Light with Light…with His righteousness. We respond to His voice with His righteousness...becoming children of the Light shining within our very own hearts.

    John 12:35-36 KJV
    (35) Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
    (36) While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light
    . These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
     
  3. orbiter

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    The Light shines within our very own hearts…..and we are to believe in the Light while we have it. We become children of Light by responding to the Light with Light…with His righteousness.

    We hear His voice and the Light arises in our very own hearts and we are to believe in the Light…by walking in the Light.

    John 12:35-36 KJV
    (35) Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
    (36) While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.


    The arising Light in the darkness of our very own hearts is the witness of God about who is speaking to us: this is His Son whom we are to hear.

    The Light shines out of darkness and shines in our own hearts to give the KNOWLEDGE of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. The coming (presence, face) of the Son of man who is in Heaven speaking to us has this sign: the Morning Star arising in our own hearts.

    This arising Light within our own hearts is of the power of God and not of the speaker. This Light is the witness of God within us about His Son speaking to us from Heaven. This is the sign of the Son of man who is in Heaven speaking to us: the arising Light within the darkness of our own hearts.

    Those who are preaching themselves in their own authority do not have this effect upon our own hearts as the Lord did not send them. They are false apostles... falsely "sent" (apostle = sent)...even though they claim they are sent by Christ.

    2 Corinthians 4:5-7 KJV
    (5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
    (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    (7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
     
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    Genesis 1:1-5 KJV
    (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


    Genesis is a parable of the regeneration of man for man became vain in his imaginations and his foolish heart was darkened (darkness was upon the face of the deep). The earth BECAME without form and void as the heart of all men became darkened as man has BECOME vain in his imaginations.

    There is no one who does His righteousness (became without form of godliness) and there is no one who understands (as man became VOID of the knowledge of God).

    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….and the invisible things of God are clearly seen with our own literal eyes in this visible creation. We can understand the invisible things of God....His eternal power and Godhead....by the evidence of the visible things of this creation that we see.

    Romans 1:20-22 KJV
    (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    Yet, the earth BECAME without form (without righteousness) and void of understanding as men BECAME vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened (DARKNESS was upon the face of the deep). Professing themselves as "wise", men BECAME fools.

    (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


    Yet, God in His abundant mercy gives men the Light….the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus whose voice we hear speaking in the Spirit of Truth. He commands the Light to shine out of the darkness of our very own hearts when we hear the voice of His Son who speaks to us as men are moved by the Holy Spirit to speak (the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters). The Light is the Morning Star arising in our very own hearts....the sign of the Son of man speaking to us from Heaven.

    Genesis 1:1-5 KJV
    (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


    God commanded the Light to shine in the darkness of our own hearts and we are to respond to the Light with Light….with His righteousness. We must become children of the Light by being found of Him walking in the Light. While we have the Light shining within our own hearts, we are to become children of Light lest the darkness comes upon us for our evil heart of unbelief.

    (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    (4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
     
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    We hear the voice of the Son and the Light arises in our once darkened hearts…..and we know that this is His Son speaking to us whom we are to hear as He opens up the Scriptures to our understanding. The sign of the Son of man speaking to us from Heaven is within our own hearts. This is the witness of God of His Son within our very own hearts.

    Those who have the Light shining within them (let there be Light) are to respond to the Light with Light (….and there was Light). We are to believe in the Light and become children of the Light and not of the darkness where those who will not believe will stumble in unbelief about what they hear.

    When we hear His voice, we are to be found of Him walking in the Light as He is in the Light. Our hearts were once darkened but NOW we are Light in the Lord and so we are to walk as children of Light….in all goodness and righteousness and Truth.

    Ephesians 5:8-10 KJV
    (8) For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
    (9) (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth
    (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.


    Again, walk in the Light while you have the Light within you. Walk in the Light lest darkness come upon you. Some will hear and not believe and will speak evil of what they hear.

    John 12:35-40 KJV
    (35) Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
    (36) While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
    (37) But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
    (38) That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?


    And the judgment upon those who will not believe in the Light: they will NOT be able to believe as God shall blind their eyes and harden their hearts…..

    (39) Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
    (40) He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal the
    m.

    There will be a division between those who believe and those who will not believe. There is a division from the Light and the darkness.

    Genesis 1:3-5 KJV
    (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    (4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.


    The “evening and the morning” speaks of the rising Light within our once darkened hearts. The darkness passes away as the Light grows stronger and stronger (as the Light of seven days) in those who will hear and believe as more shall be given to those who take heed on how they hear. The darkness will completely disappear.

    (5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    What communion has Light with darkness? We must come out from among the churches of those who will not believe and be separate as God divided the Light from the darkness from the Beginning.

    2 Corinthians 6:14-17 KJV
    (14) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
    (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
    (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
     
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