Stumble

   
Stumble  
   
   
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.  
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.  
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.  
   
   
12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.  
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.  
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.  
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.  
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,  
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.  
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Darkness

   
Darkness  
   
   
11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,  
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.  
13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.  
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.  
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.  
18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.  
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?  
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.  
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.  
   
   
   
   
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:  
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.  
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  
   
   
9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.  
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.  
11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.  
   
   

Stumbling Block

   
Stumbling Block  
   
   
25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;  
26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.  
   
27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  
   
   
11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,  
12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.  
13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.  
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.  
17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.  
18 Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.  
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?  
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.  
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.  
   
   
12 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.  
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.  
4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.  
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.  
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.  
7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  
8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.  
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  

Intercession

   
Intercession  
   
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; andit giveth light unto all that are in the house.  
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  
   
   
   
   
31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.  
33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.  
34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.  
   
   
36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.  
37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.  
38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.  
   
   
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.  
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.  
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.  
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  
   
   
54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off.  
55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.  
56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.  
57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.  
58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.  
59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.  
60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.  
61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.  
62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.  
   
   
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.  
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.  
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.  
18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.  
   
   
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.  

In His Name

   
In His Name  
   
   
   
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.  
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  
   
   
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Let your light so shine before men
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  
   
   
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.  
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Salt of the world
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.  
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Let your light shine before men
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
   
   
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  
19 Quench not the Spirit.  
20 Despise not prophesyings.  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

The mind of Christ

 

 

The mind of Christ

 

 

 

 

 

2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

 

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

To give

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

To gain

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

To gain vs. to give

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

 

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

 

7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

 

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

 

 

 

 

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

This mind …

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 

 

 

6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

To gain glory

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

 

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

 

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chosen

   
Chosen  
   
   
12 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.  
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.  
In that day, saith the Lord, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.  
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.  
In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.  
7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  
In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.  
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.  
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.  
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;  
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;  
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.  
   
   
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.  
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.  
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.  
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.  
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:  
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.  
32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.  
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  
34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?  
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?  
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.  
   
   
9 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,  
2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.  
3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:  
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;  
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.  
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:  
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.  
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.  
9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.  
10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;  
11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth😉  
12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.  
13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.  
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.  
15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.  
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.  
17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.  
18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.  
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?  
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?  
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?  
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:  
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,  
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?  
25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.  
26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.  
27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:  
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.  
29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.  
30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.  
31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.  
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;  
33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.