Counting it all for joy.

Yes, I know that is my biggest trial. My issues especially P.T.S.D. gets outed.  I found myself totally taken off guard.  People I know are actually offended by the words born again and saved. People that I was sure were. At least I thought so. I was blown away, pretty upset in fact. Not angry, just shocked. I have run across many people saying we don’t call it “saved” or “born again”. We call it walking the right way or something like that. I am wondering now if they are reading their Bibles. In mine, a NAS, KJV, NKJV, God, Jesus talks about it all the time. Unless one is born again he cannot not see the kingdom of God. John 3:3,6, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 John 4:7, 1 John 5:1, 1 John 5:18. If Jesus is called the Savior that means he saves. I will never stop using those Words of truth. If they offend you, you might want to read your Bible more closely. Please don’t let anyone lead you blindly by what they say. Read your Bible and make sure what they say is true, study every day. We should always search for the truth ourselves in His word. Be sure, or you will end up with them perishing.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven for they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘they hated me without a cause.’

John 15:18-25

Jesus is telling all believers of their relationship to the world.

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4 thoughts on “Counting it all for joy.

  1. I don’t know about the rest but I am Born Again and Saved by the Blood of Jesus shed for me on the Cross. Keep speaking the truth, no matter what others may say, the truth is always offensive to those who are perishing.

    • Yes, I am born again and very overjoyed to be so. A missionary going to Nicaragua spoke in our church last week. He said, “We must live our lives for Christ and trust Him completely.” When he shared that I was joyful to know that Our Lord does bless those abundantly who surrender their lives for His purposes. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. You know what? Those who disagree aren’t really born-again or they wouldn’t have a beef with your terminology. Rather they are cultural-Christians. Not everyone in the church is the Church, just as in Romans 9:6, “Not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.” Pray for their salvation, that God would open their blind eyes.

    • Yes, prayer for His perfect will to be done in their hearts. I was pretty upset though I almost turned in my badge.. My friends said I would be doing what the devil wants.I was encouraged in prayer. I remain faithful to My Lord’s will. I decided instead I will split my time up more equally between church, visits and not just be in one opportunity. Still I am looking for part time work. Thank you so much you are wonderful encouragement too for me.

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