Pray Without Ceasing: Just One Piece of Wisdom from 1THESSALONIANS 5

If the reader was looking for some good advice to help guide him in this life, he could do worse than follow the directives set forth in 1THESSALONIANS 5:14-22.

Those 9 verses contain twelve valuable bits of Godly wisdom/advice IF followed.

Perhaps the best-known of those twelve commands: pray without ceasing.

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HOWEVER, ALL twelve are valuable instructional guidelines.

  1. Warn them that are unruly.
  2. Comfort the feebleminded.
  3. Support the weak.
  4. Be patient with ALL men.
  5. DO NOT render evil for evil to ANY man.
  6. Rejoice evermore.
  7. Pray without ceasing.
  8. Give thanks for EVERYTHING you do or come in contact with.
  9. Quench not the Spirit.
  10. Despise not prophesyings.
  11. Test ALL things and cling to what is good.
  12. Avoid ALL appearances of evil.

IF the reader based his life around these twelve commands, he will live, not only a productive life, but a happy, fulfilled one as well.

IF the reader SINCERELY wished to improve his life, following these twelve bits of wisdom would be a GREAT starting point.

By “following these twelve bits of wisdom,” it is meant that the reader need devote himself FAITHFULLY–and not just follow along to ‘see what happens.’

Each of the twelve (number seven has already been addressed) could stand some more in-depth coverage.

Which sounds like a good future project.

God willing.

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. “
–1THESSALONIANS 5:14-22

HAS the reader ever wondered how his life might be better IF he followed what was written in the Word of God?

(And follow what is written–NOT what someone else insists has been written.)

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 7, 2021.]

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Different Viewpoint

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
–2CORINTHIANS 4:18

IF one was looking for the greatest difference between being a deceived heathen and a born again follower of Jesus Christ, one of the biggest differences between the two is the observational viewpoint.

The two are MILES apart.

When one was a deceived heathen, one relied on the many STORIES told by the world as a basis for knowledge and awareness.

These STORIES became the starting point for what was known about the world. For many, these STORIES become the basis of their lives.

At the very least (for many), these STORIES factor into how they make daily decisions.

Once one becomes a follower of Jesus Christ, one receives an EARNEST: a down payment, so to speak, of God’s own Holy Spirit, who will then lead the believer into ALL truth.

“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”
–Ephesians 1:11-14

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
–John 16:13

Even if one was formerly the MOST deceived of the heathen, the sheer amount of truth provided by God’s Holy Spirit will lead that former heathen to the truth about the world and the way the world operates.

The believer will then no longer be forced to rely on lies and flimsy STORIES as a basis for his outlook (and his decisions).

THIS CHANGE IN OUTLOOK is most probably the GREATEST difference between the heathen and the follower of Jesus Christ.

HAS the reader ever wondered about the stories he is told in school?

WHAT has the reader done when he uncovers a hole (or questions) one of those stories?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 5, 2021.]

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Modern Weight Loss: A Barometer For Deception

Modern weight loss thrives on deception.

It would seem that weight loss is a fairly EASY formula:

1- EAT LESS

2- EXERCISE (or otherwise do physical work) MORE

3- WEIGH LESS.

But no: the modern weight loss gurus have spent LOTS of time, effort and money to make weight loss appear to be so complicated, a person desiring to lose weight HAS to buy whatever that guru is selling: a book, a therapy, a contraption, etc.

There are MANY deceptions associated with weight loss.

The fundamental deception is that most people overeat because they are hungry.

This leads to any number of nostrums: weight loss pills, an endless stream of DIET BOOKS, smoothies and any number of pads, machinery or other inventions which promise the user a svelte, slim body in exchange for the money to buy such equipment.

And, of course, MEDICINE chips in to help out by creating any number of programs, remedies and/or therapies based on “eating disorders.”

But there are MANY reasons to eat, ‘hunger’ being, perhaps, the least common one.

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There is only one reason to OVEREAT: sin.

So, NONE of the most commonly-offered remedies address the base problem.

ALL of the most commonly-offered remedies deceptively treat OVEREATING as if it was caused by hunger.

It is not.

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There are a GREAT many deceptions that thrive during the end times: not all of them are strictly spiritual.

HOW does a deception so large and so common as the weight loss one survive?

Modern weight loss is a barometer for deception: one can gauge the amount of deception by how much one buys into all of the weight loss theories and gimmicks.

Those who are deceived want excuses for overeating (gluttony).

The weight loss industry provides them with such an excuse.

FOR A PRICE.

Apparently, there is no price too high that man will not accept excuses for sin.

The weight loss phenomena is proof of that.

HAS the reader ever chased his tail looking for an EASY WAY to shed weight?

HOW successful was the reader’s effort?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 5, 2021.]

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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