Hebrews 3 assures us, that in order to enter GOD'S REST,"
FAITH is required." And because, it is." We each, need to consider its reading, very carefully."
Hebrews 3:14-19, reads": For we have become partakers of CHRIST
if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: "Today, if you will hear HIS VOICE,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was HE angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? ["In other words, wasn't it with those, who practiced doing the will and desires of the devil," that GOD, was angry with?" Thus, they fell dead in the wilderness."] And to whom did HE swear, that they would not enter HIS REST, but to those who would not obey? [And without FAITH, Beloved, "how can anyone obey GOD?] So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
[With that said," Beloved,
"Do you believe, everything you hear, or read?" Or do you prefer, to be absolutely certain, that what you're being told," is accurate?" My advice to everyone, who is seeking to know the TRUTH of GOD. "Trust, but also verify, that what you're being told, is true.”
Consider this," during Ronald Reagan's time in office, our former US President, wanted to believe what he was being told in his political dealings with others." But since the security of our country depended on him, and what he did with the information that was brought to his attention." He did everything he could," in order to verify, that the information that was being brought to his attention, was absolutely true, and accurate." Now, wouldn't you say, that that was extremely wise of him? 🤔 I believe, that it was!" For Acts 17:11 tells us, that the Bereans had the same mind set, in regards to knowing The TRUTH of GOD.
“They received the teachings of The WORD with humility, and all readiness, but searched The SCRIPTURES daily, in order to verify, if these things were True.” In other words, the Bereans didn’t simply reciieve as TRUTH, what was being told them." No!" But they also verified the information that was presented to them, on their own." And I pray, Beloved, that we would be wise enough, to do in like manner." Yes, to Trust," but also verify that what the preacher teaches, is accurate." Whether we receive our BIBLE teaching through a Pastor at church, radio, or a Ministry on TV, we need to be absolutely certain, that what is being taught us, is true and right." Right!"
And not to be found among those, who later realized," that it was actually deception, that they bought into!"
We need to test what we hear, by comparing it, to what GOD’S inspired WORD, teaches."
For example, GOD, through 2nd Timothy 3:14 gives us, this admonition, saying: But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from WHOM you have learned them."
[Yes, we have learned FAITH," by "Trusting in The WORD Of The LIVING GOD,
And we do well to do this, because 2nd Timothy 3:16 assures us, that All SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in RIGHTEOUSNESS, that the man of GOD may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
["Did you catch that?" For every good work, Beloved!"]
This, we are to follow the instruction given to us, through 2nd Timothy 2:15": “Be diligent to present ourselves approved to GOD, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing The WORD of TRUTH.”
["If we do this, Beloved," we will neither be ashamed, unprofitable, unfruitful, or unapproved, of. "Much less, deceived by those who teach “a different gospel,” or “pervert The GOSPEL Of CHRIST.” As Galatians 1:6-7 assures us." For Mathew 7:15-20 teaches us, to be aware of false teachers, who come to us, as wolves in sheep’s clothing."
It reads: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Would you agree, that among the best fruit, that one can produce," is the fruit produced by "LOVING" our fellow man, and presenting The TRUTH of The GOSPEL, to as many as we can?" Yes?
I am absolutely certain, that it's among the "best fruit," that one can ever produce." For The LORD HIMSELF, makes this absolutely clear, by saying in Romans 10:15,: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL of PEACE, and bring Good News of Good Things." And even through
"The WORD of The LIVING GOD, affirms, saying": The fruit of the RIGHTEOUS is a Tree of LIFE, And he who wins Soul's is wise.
That's how The LORD, our GOD, would have each of us, see things. For anyone who sees things differently, "ought to consider Proverbs 11:31, that reads": If the RIGHTEOUS will be recompensed on the earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner."
[And so, Beloved," I pray that we would be about our FATHER'S business," and be Soul winner's."
For our LORD, Beloved, is not willing that any should perish." And HE, says: he who wins Soul's, is wise."