If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple. Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
1 Corinthians 3:17, Hosea 14:9
God did not appoint you to wrath but to the kingdom of His Christ
but you must turn from going your own way, doing things your way
(repent) and fix your focus on His Christ, for He is The Way,
The Truth and The Life and no man comes to the Father except by
His Son for He is the One that is Faithful and True.
Therefore we preach this WORD of TRUTH daily–encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, Who calls you into His kingdom and glory.
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands.
Titus 1:16, 1 John 2:3
To the lying deceiver who seeks to bait and lead people astray with all that glitters and is not durable riches, we say, “Hell no! We won’t go with you Satan–get out of the Way of God’s children. We know who we are in Christ Jesus
we are a NEW CREATION, the old has passed away and the new is come!“
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
All He does is just and good, and all His commandments are trustworthy. God, by whom you have been marked out in His purpose, is unchanging and will make it complete. God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
Psalm 111:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, 1 Corinthians 1:9
What does the LORD your God want you to do? He wants you to fear Him, follow all His directions, love Him, and worship Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
The LORD our God commanded us to obey all these laws and to fear Him. These laws are for our own good as long as we live so that He will preserve our lives. It’s still true today.
Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 6:24
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. And He said to man, ‘The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.
Psalm 111:10, Job 28:28
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength…The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Timothy 1:5
Take these words of mine to heart and keep them in mind. Write them down, tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. I will give them the same attitude and the same purpose so that they will fear me as long as they live. This will be for their own good and for the good of their children.
Deuteronomy 11:18, Jeremiah 32:39
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” This is what the LORD says: “Seek Me and live.”
Jeremiah 29:13, Deuteronomy 6:5, Joel 2:12, Amos 5:4
Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.
2 Corinthians 3:3
Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
but a body You prepared for me;
with burnt offerings and sin offerings
You were not pleased.
Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll —
I have come to do your will, my God.’”
First He said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not desire, nor were You pleased with them” —though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then He said, “Here I am, I have come to do Your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool. For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First He says:
“This is the covenant I will make with them
after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
Then He adds:
“Their sins and lawless acts
I will remember no more.”
And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
A Call to Persevere in Faith
Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
For we know Him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. For,
“In just a little while,
He who is coming will come
and will not delay.”
“But my righteous one will live by faith.
And I take no pleasure
in the one who shrinks back.”
But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Your written testimonies are completely reliable. O LORD, holiness is what makes Your house beautiful for days without end.