Monday, April 16, 2012

UPDATED ON SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014


The Word is Jesus (John 1:1). Jesus is God. God is the Alpha and the Omega. The beginning and the end (Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13). Jesus was not created. He is eternal just like God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. One God in three distinct Persons.                                             

How can God be three distinct Persons and one God at the same time? Each Person of God does different things, but all together they are one God. God is three-in-one, called the Trinity. The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons (1 John 5:7). The Bible presents to us a Father who is God (John 3:16), a Son who is God (John 1:1; Philippians 2:5-8) and a Holy Spirit who is God (Acts 5:3,4); yet these are not three Gods, but one and the same God. Jesus is the Father in creation (Creator), Jesus is the Son in redemption (Saviour) and Jesus is the Holy Ghost in regeneration (Indwelling Spirit). There is only one God, click on 1 and click on 2. The terms "Holy Spirit" and "Holy Ghost" mean exactly the same thing; both refer to the third Person of the Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit).

Jesus is the Creator of the Universe. All things were made by Him (John 1:3) and Jesus will judge (John 5:22; John 5:27; Acts 17:31,2; Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5) the lives of everyone who ever lived. He will cast all the unbelievers into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15). Those who believe and receive Jesus as their personal Saviour will join with innumerable angels in the Kingdom of Heaven (Hebrews 12:22-23) and live in mansions (John 14:1-3). Jesus has planned for the future of having "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb" (Revelation 19:6-9). The Marriage Supper is when the Bride (true believers) join the Lamb (Jesus) in Heaven. Jesus will be the Bridegroom (John 3:29; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19; Luke 5:34; Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 25:1-13) and the Church (true believers) will be the Bride (Ephesians 5:22-33; Revelation 3:12; Revelation 19:7; Revelation 21:2,9-10; Revelation 22:17).


 What will you do in Heaven?

The Judgment Seat of Christ / The Bema Seat of Christ 
Romans 14:10-12 says, “...for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ...So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.2 Corinthians 5:10 tells us, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” In the context, it is clear that both scriptures are referring to Christians, not unbelievers. The Judgment Seat of Christ, therefore, involves believers giving an account of their lives to Christ. The Judgment Seat of Christ does not determine salvation; that was determined by Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf (1 John 2:2) and our faith in Him (John 3:16). All of our sins are forgiven, and we will never be condemned for them (Romans 8:1). We should not look at the Judgment Seat of Christ as God judging our sins, but rather as God rewarding us for our lives. Yes, as the Bible says, we will have to give an account of ourselves. Part of this is surely answering for the sins we committed. However, that is not going to be the primary focus of the Judgment Seat of Christ.

At the Judgment Seat of Christ, believers are rewarded based on how faithfully they served Christ (2 Timothy 2:5). Some will suffer loss of rewards (1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Some of the things we might be judged on are how well we obeyed the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), how victorious we were over sin (Romans 6:1-4), and how well we controlled our tongues (James 3:1-9). The Bible speaks of believers receiving crowns for different things based on how faithfully they served Christ. James 1:12 is a good summary of how we should think about the Judgment Seat of Christ: “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

The Five Crowns
1. Crown of Righteousness (a.k.a. the Watcher’s Crown) - For loving (longing for) the Lord’s appearing (2 Timothy 4:8)

2. The Incorruptible Crown (a.k.a. the Victor’s Crown) - For spiritual discipline and self-control (1 Corinthians 9:25-27)

3. Crown of Life (a.k.a. the Martyr’s Crown) - For patiently enduring trials and/or death (James 1:12; Revelation 2:10)

4. Crown of Glory (a.k.a. the Elder’s Crown) - Godly leaders who were good examples to their flock (1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 5:19)

5. Crown of Rejoicing (a.k.a. the Soul-winner’s crown) - For leading others to accept Christ by sharing the Gospel of repentance and salvation (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; Daniel 12:3; Proverbs 11:30)


Christianity is NOT a religion 
It is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (1 John 5:13). Religion is self-effort and works. Some people believe in doing good works will get them to Heaven. Salvation by grace does not involve works (Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11).


How can we be saved?
We are saved by God's grace and not by our own good works. The Bible says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9). You must (1) Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead. (John 3:15-16; Romans 10:9), (2) Repent of your sins (Turn away from your sins.) (Luke 13:3), (3) Call upon Jesus Christ to save you (Romans 10:13). Faith justifies you before God without works (Romans 4:2-6; Romans 4:4-6, Romans 4:24). Faith gives understanding of what we to believe in (Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 11:3). Click on Bible passages:Isaiah 64:6; Luke 8:12; Acts 10:43; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3:10, 23; Romans 5:12, 6:23; Romans 10:9. Salvation is from Jesus only (Acts 4:12; John 3:17-18; Matthew 7:22-23). Receiving Jesus guarantees eternal life in Heaven (Romans 6:23; John 11:26; John 14:2-3; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 5:11; Rev.21:1-27; 22:1-5).
 

God is a Spirit and a Spirit can not bleed, so the Spirit made a body (Jesus). (John 4:24; Hebrews 10:5)

Jesus is the Son of God. The Son of God is God. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh (John 1:1,14; 1 Timothy 3:16). Jesus becoming a man had no effect on His Godship. He was fully man, but He still possessed the fullness of Deity (even though Jesus was in human form). He can never be any less God on Earth than He is in Heaven. Bible passages about Jesus' Deity in KJV.

A son of a man is a man. Jesus was fully God, but He was also a human being. Jesus was born of a virgin (Virgin Mary). He was sinless (1 Peter 1:19; 1 Peter 2:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 3:5; Hebrews 4:15) and died on the cross for our sins (Romans 8:3-4; Luke 23:33). The Virgin Mary was conceived by the Holy Spirit and not by a human father (Luke 1:35). Jesus began His ministry at the age of 30 (Luke 3:23). The length of Jesus' ministry was at least three years and maybe as much as four years. The Gospel of John definitely tells us that at least three Passovers - three years - occurred during Jesus ministry (four if you include the Passover during His crucifixion) (1 Passover; John 2:13, 2 Passover; Luke 6:13, 3 Passover; John 6:4, 4 Passover; John 19:14). Jesus died on the cross between the age of 33 or 34. The Bible does not mention His precise age. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead. His body was gone and the tomb was empty (John 20:01-31). Jesus conquered sin and death. The phrase “Son of Man” indicates that Jesus is the Messiah and that He is truly a human being.


The Miracles of Jesus
Following is a listing of the miracles of Jesus with corresponding Scriptures. "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20:30-31)
  
Healing of Individuals 
1. Man with leprosy -  Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 1:40-44; Luke 5:12-14
2. Roman centurion's servant - Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
3. Peter's mother-in-law -  Matthew 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:38-39
4. Two men from Gadera - Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-15; Luke 8:27-39
5. Paralyzed man - Matthew 9:2-7; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26
6. Woman with bleeding - Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:21-29; Luke 8:43-48
7. Two blind men - Matthew 9:27-31
8. Mute, demon-possessed man - Matthew 9:32-33
9. Man with a shriveled hand - Matthew 12:9-13; Mark 3:1-5; Luke 6:6-10
10. Blind, mute, demon-possessed man - Matthew 12:22-23; Luke 11:14
11. Canaanite woman's daughter - Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30
12. Boy with a demon - Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-43
13. Two blind men (including Bartimaeus) - Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43
14. Deaf mute - Mark 7:31-37
15. Demon-possessed man in synagogue - Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:31-37
16. Blind man at Bethsaida - Mark 8:22-26
17. Crippled woman - Luke 13:10-13
18. Man with dropsy - Luke 14:1-4
19. Ten men with leprosy - Luke 17:11-19
20. The high priest's servant - Luke 22:50-51
21. Official's son at Capernaum - John 4:43-54
22. Sick man at pool of Bethesda - John 5:1-15
23. Man born blind - John 9:1-41
  
Power Over Nature  
1. Calming the storm - Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
2. Walking on water - Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21
3. Feeding of the 5,000 - Matthew 14:14-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14
4. Coin in fish - Matthew 17:24-27
5. Feeding of the 4,000 - Matthew 15:32-39; Mark 8:1-9
6. Fig tree withered - Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:11-14, 20-25
7. Large catch of fish - Luke 5:1-11
8. Water turned into wine - John 2:1-11
9. Another large catch of fish - John 21:1-11

Raising the Dead
1. Jairus's daughter - Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56
2. Widow's son at Nain - Luke 7:11-17
3. Lazarus - John 11:1-44


Essentially
1. Jesus Christ is Eternal - He has no beginning or ending (Even from everlasting to everlasting. From duration stretching backward without limit to duration stretching forward without limit; that is, from eternal ages to eternal ages; or, forever. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son who is fully God was and is forever.) - "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." (Psalm 90:2; Micah 5:2; Genesis 1:1; John 1:4; 3:16; 5:26; 8:58; 10:28; Romans 1:20; Psalm 93:2; Isaiah 63:16; Exodus 3:14; Revelation 1:8)

2. Jesus Christ is Omnipresent - All-Present (He is present in both Heaven and Earth at the same time and knows what exactly is going on.) - "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." (Proverbs 15:3; Deuteronomy 4:39; Joshua 2:11; John 3:13; Matthew 18:20; Matthew 28:19-20; John 14:18,20)

3. Jesus Christ is Omniscient - All-Knowing (He know every single person on Earth.) - "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." (1 John 3:20; Colossians 2:2-3; Matthew 16:21; John 2:24-25; 16:30; 18:4; 21:17; 1 Corinthians 1:30; John 4:16-19; John 1:47-49)

4. Jesus Christ is Omnipotent - All-Powerful (He has unlimited authority and power.) - "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.(Matthew 28:18; John 1:3; 6:35; 14:11; 10:25- 38; 15:24; Matthew 9:6; Colossians 2:9-10; Luke 8:25; Revelation 2:26; Revelation 19:6 )

5. Jesus Christ is Omnibenevolence - All-Loving (But He is also a just God. Those who do not accept Him will be judged according to their works.) - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16; 1 John 4:16; Romans 5:8; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 2:21-24; 1 John 4:8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-14; Revelation 20:13)

6. Jesus Christ is Immutable - He cannot and does not change (Jesus Christ is immutable in his Person. He is Himself God. He never has changed and never can change in the essence of his Person, because Jesus lived as a perfect man. Perfection cannot change.) - "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8; 1:12; 1 Samuel 15:29)


Four Gospels
The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) in the New Testament of the King James Version Bible tell the story of Lord Jesus Christ. The word "Gospel" means "Good News".

Gospel of Matthew: Matthew was a tax collector who left his work to follow Jesus (Matthew 9:9-13). In Mark and Luke he is called by his other name, Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:17). The Gospel of Matthew was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, Saviour, King of the Jews and to make plain the Kingdom of God. It is the joining link between Old and New Testament, focusing on the fulfillment of prophecy. It begins by accounting the genealogy of Jesus, then his birth, baptism and public ministry. The miracles recorded in Matthew reveal Jesus' authority and true identity. Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in Jesus' life. 
Lion (Ezekiel 1:6; Revelation 4:7) - Matthew reveals Jesus as King (The Promised Messiah)
Written to: Written for the Jews   Key Verses: Matthew 2:2; 1:17-25; 4:4, 5:17, 28:5-6; 28:19-20

Gospel of Mark: John Mark is the author of this Gospel. It is believed that he was the attendant and writer for the Apostle Peter. Mark was not mentioned in the bible his job. He joined Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey, but not on the second because of a strong disagreement between the two men (Acts 15:37-38). However, near the end of Paul’s life he called for Mark to be with him (2 Timothy 4:11). He is not one of the 12 disciples. The Gospel of Mark was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. In a dramatic and action-packed sequence of events, Mark paints a striking image of Jesus Christ and illustrates who Jesus is as a person. The ministry of Jesus is revealed with vivid detail and the messages of his teaching are presented more through what he did than what he said.
Calf (Ezekiel 1:6; Revelation 4:7) - Mark reveals Jesus as Servant (The Obedient Servant) 
Written to: Written for the Romans   Key Verses: Mark 10:45; 1:11; 1:17; 10:14-15; 6:6

Gospel of Luke: Luke was a Greek doctor and he was a Jew not a Gentile. We learn in Colossians 4:14 that he is a physician. Luke was a faithful friend and travel companion of Paul. He wrote the book of Acts as a sequel to the Gospel of Luke. The predominant theme in the book of Luke is the perfect humanity of the Son of man, Jesus Christ. The Saviour entered human history as the perfect man. He Himself offered the perfect sacrifice for sin, therefore, providing the perfect Saviour for humankind. Luke is careful to give a detailed and accurate record of his investigation so that readers can trust with certainty that Jesus is God. Luke also portrays Jesus' profound interest in people and relationships. He was compassionate to the poor, the sick, the hurting and the sinful. He loved and embraced everyone. Our God became flesh to identify with us and to show us His genuine love.
Man (Ezekiel 1:6; Revelation 4:7) - Luke reveals Jesus as Man (The Perfect Man)  
Written to: Written for the Gentiles   Key Verses: Luke 19:10; 2:4-7; 3:16; 4:18-19, 21; 18:31–32; 23:33–34; 24:1–3.

Gospel of John (John the Apostle not John the Baptist): John was the youngest of the twelve apostles and he was a fisherman. The Gospel of John was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. As an eyewitness to the love and power displayed in the miracles of Jesus, John gives us an up-close and personal look at Christ's identity. He shows us that Jesus, though fully God, came in the flesh to distinctly and accurately reveal God and that Christ is the source of eternal life to all who believe in Him. Of the 12 disciples, John, James, and Peter formed the inner circle, chosen by Jesus to become his closest companions. They had the exclusive privilege of witnessing and testifying about events in the life of Jesus that no others were invited to see. John was present at the resurrection of Jarius' daughter (Luke 8:51), the transfiguration of Jesus (Mark 9:2), and in Gethsemane (Mark 14:33). John is also the only recorded disciple to be present at the crucifixion of Jesus (John 19:26:27). In John 21:20-24 describes the author as "the disciple whom Jesus loved," The disciple whom Jesus loved is John, the son of Zebedee and brother of James. 
Eagle (Ezekiel 1:6; Revelation 4:7) - John reveals Jesus as God (The Divine Son) 
Written to: Written for the Whole World   Key Verses: John 20:31; 1:1,14; 3:16; 10:28; 11:25-26; 14:6


Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He never lost his divinity. He existed in the form of God and when He became a man, He added human nature to Himself (Philippians 2:5-11). Therefore, there is a union in one person of a full human nature and a full divine nature. Right now in Heaven there is a man, Jesus, who is Mediator between us and God the Father (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus is our advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1). He is our Saviour (Titus 2:13). He is our Lord (Romans 10:9–10).


What is Hell?
Hell is a place for those who rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On AmazingFacts.org they explain the truth about Hell. Click on helltruth.com. God does not want anyone to go to Hell (2 Peter 3:9). That is why God made the ultimate, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice on our behalf. If you want to not go to Hell, receive Jesus as your personal Saviour.

Satan is NOT the ruler of Hell and he does not have the power or ability to cast or drag anyone to Hell (Revelation 20:2-10). Bible passages about Lucifer and Satan in KJV. Lucifer was a very beautiful angel and his position was one of the highest in Heaven (Ezekiel 28:12). Lucifer was created to dwell eternally in the throne room of Heaven, in the very presence of God (Ezekiel 28:14) and he made a built-in pipes for music (Ezekiel 28:13). Lucifer was God favorite angel until he got rebellious (Isaiah 14:13-14; Ezekiel 28:15; 1 Timothy 3:6). He instigate a multitude of angels to follow him and they were cast out from Heaven (Isaiah 14:12; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; Revelation 12:4-9). Those who followed Lucifer is called fallen angels. He is the one responsible for human fall in sins and disobey God. Adam and Eve had fallen in his trap by eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Bible does not say what fruit that Adam and Eve had eaten (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:4-7). God will cast Satan and his fallen angels into Hell at the end of time (Judgment Day) in the same way that He will cast all those who have lived unrighteous rejected Him. Hell is a place meant for Satan (Lucifer) and his fallen angels (demons / devils) to go as eternal punishment. Hell wasn't meant for humans (Matthew 25:41,46; Revelation 20:15, 21:8).

When someone accepts Jesus as their personal Saviour, their name get written in the Book of Life. Those people whose name is written in the Book of Life will go to Heaven. There are two books, "Book of Life" and "Lamb Book of Life" (Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 20:12; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:27). Both books are the same. The people who have not accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour will not have their name written in the Book of Life / Lamb Book of Life.

We have the choice to either live with God forever (Heaven) or to live away from God under His wrath and punishment (Hell).
 

If you have never received Jesus as your personal Saviour, please do so now.   

Start by saying the following prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I come to You right now admitting that I am a sinner. Right now, I choose to turn away from sin and I ask You to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I believe You are the Son of God. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and follow You as my Lord and Saviour. Please fill me with the Holy Spirit to help me to obey You and to do Your will.

In Jesus' name, Amen.


Five steps will help you to grow in faith and grace:

1. Read your Bible everyday.

2. Talk to God in prayer everyday. 

3. Find a church that use the King James Version Bible. 

4. Be baptized as Jesus commanded. 

5. Tell others about Jesus Christ. 


Bible Study Tools: 

1. Read and listen (audio) King James Version, KJV -  biblegateway.com or Free Audio Bible.  
Read one chapter a day in the New Testament, first starting with the Gospel of Matthew.

2. 100 Truths About Jesus - 100 Truths

3. Bible Outline -  Bible Outline (use the KJV not NIV)

4. KJV Bible with Strong's Concordance - Strong's Concordance

5. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary - New Testament

6. KJV Dictionary - av1611.com


7. To look up words - thefreedictionary.com, yourdictionary.com and merriam-webster.com


 KJV Bible Study Courses:

1. Basic Doctrinal Worksheets for New Believers

2. These Last Days  Scroll down to the bottom for "Answers To These Last Days Bible Study Guides"

3. kjvbiblestudy.com
 
4. kjvhearthelps.com

5. The Blessed Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit

6. The Book of Books, A General Introduction to the Bible

 
Words that start with "T" and "Y":

The words that begin with "T" (thee, thou, thy and thine) are singular and refer to only one.

The words that begin with "Y" (ye, you, your, and yours) are plural and refer to two or more.

For more information about Thee, Thou, Thy, Thine and Ye, You, Your, Yours, click on A Five-Minute Complete Guide To King James Grammar, ecclesia.org and workmenforchrist.org.


The use of "-est" and "-eth" endings on verbs:

-est -- Second Person Point of View
SINGULAR - You (Your, Yours)
PLURAL - You (Your, Yours) 

-eth -- Third Person Point of View
SINGULAR -  He, Him (His), She, Her (Her, Hers), It (Its)
PLURAL - Them, They (Their, Theirs)

For more information about -est and -eth, click on KJV Grammar - 1 and KJV Grammar - 2.
For more information about Second Person and Third Person, click on quickanddirtytips.com.


Counterfeit and Real Bibles:
If you buy a King James Version Bible, be careful because there are counterfeit bibles. To tell the different between counterfeit and real KJV Bibles click here. For more information about counterfeit bibles click here. God warns us at the beginning, middle and end of the Bible. Not to change the words in the Bible. If we take away God's Word, God will take our name out of the Book of Life. (Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelation 22:18-19


 "...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." (Mark 1:14-15)

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

"...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..." (Acts 16:30-31)

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Matthew 22:37)

"...Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22-36-40)

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you..." (Matthew 5:44-45)



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