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  • Robert Petry 12:39 pm on January 29, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: attitude, bible, , conversion, , galatians, growth, , paul, Repentance, sin   

    Repentance & Conversion. What’s that all about?

    The problem for most of us is that our mental cup is so full we can’t and won’t listen to things that might be better for us. So, in order to grow and make progress in all areas of life we must empty our cup in order to fill it with things that cause us to grow. One cannot refill a full cup, period.

    That’s what repentance and conversion is all about. They lead one to make the first step to MAJOR change and growth in our lives FOR THE BETTER. Understanding that should help one to better grasp this old saying:

    “The EMPTINESS of the cup is the USEFULLNESS thereof!”

    Ever tried to pour more coffee into a cup already filled with it? It don’t work.

    It is the repentance and conversion that helps one to empty their cup full of old and unworkable traits.

    So, what does one empty out of one’s mental cup upon repentance and conversion? Simply all the things that hold us down in life. The Apostle Paul labeled them the “WORKS of the FLESH.” Galatians 5:19-21

    What are those “WORKS of the FLESH?” Why…

    ADULTERY
    FORNICATION
    UNCLEANNESS
    LASCIVIOUSNESS
    IDOLATRY
    WITCHCRAFT
    HATRED
    VARIANCE
    EMULATIONS
    WRATH
    STRIFE
    SEDITIONS
    HERESIES
    ENVYINGS
    MURDERS
    DRUNKENNESS
    REVELLINGS
    AND SUCH LIKE

    Once that cup is emptied, it is now in its USEFULL state. It can be filled again with something FRESH and DIFFERENT. What, then, might that be?

    Then the Father, or the Creator, FILLS that newly emptied cup with LIVING WATER, which is His Spirit. As that water begins to fill up one’s cup then the “FRUITS of the SPIRIT” begin to manifest in one’s life! Those FRUITS then flow from you towards others. THEN you become more of an asset to others and they will help lift you up, and will want to begin expressing the “FRUITS of the SPIRIT” in their lives also.
    What are those FRUITS? Why,…

    LOVE
    JOY
    PEACE
    PATIENCE
    GENTLENESS,
    GOODNESS
    FAITH
    MEEKNESS
    TEMPERANCE.

    Paul expressed how valuable these 9 FRUITS are: “against such there is no law.”

    I suggest you read all of what Paul wrote about this subject. It’s covered in Galatians, chapter 5 and verse 13 through 26. If you do, and if you decide to empty your cup so it can be refilled with what is beneficial to all, then your life will soar with new insights, happiness, quality and a very different productive character and attitude.

    Then you will be able to say, along with King David in Psalm 23, “MY CUP RUNNETH OVER!”

     
  • Robert Petry 2:31 pm on January 28, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: bible, biblical hebrew, koine greek, language, study   

    Big question from so many: Which is the best Bible to read, and/or study? Centuries ago there was no question about this. There was only the Hebrew bible, and then only the Greek bible. Today, every six months it seems, a new Bible comes out. This causes a great deal of connfusion to many. Why, just read any single verse you choose, and then compare that verse in a dozen different Bibles. Almost all different.

    This leads to many debates among bellievers, and non-believers about what the Bible actually says. But, it shouldn’t be that difficult. So, what then is the best one to study and/or read?

    The answer has two parts. Both parts are very SIMPLE.

    1. Stop being MENTALLY lazy. Use the mind the Father gave you. Learn to read the Hebrew and Greek languages. Thus, quelling a lot of deception.
    2. Get a Hebrew Greek Bible to carry with you for study/reading at any time.

    So, where does one get such a Bible? Well, should anyone decide to be mentally alive, alert and active, for a change, just ask me. Or, begin a search on your own.

    I never could understand why professed believers always seem to neglect the very source of their beliefs! Both the Hebrew and Greek have been preserved for us today. Why? To keep us from being deceived by preachers and teachers who don’t know much about the real text.

    Happy learning!

     
  • Robert Petry 1:48 pm on January 27, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: bible, , , time   

    Here is a good time and place to begin posting subjects too long for my Twitter account. And, to post info about the subjects I studied at Ambassador, and elsewhere. Enjoy.

     
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