Monday, February 6, 2023

AMERICA in PERIL

 

"There isn't a revivalist in America today; 

not one."

--- Leonard Ravenhill


How is America in great danger, from the WRATH of GOD?

The day GOD made me born again, 41 months ago to this day, was the day He made me listen to TWO Bible prophecy videos:

"A Nation Begging for Destruction":

Part 1

Part 2


SPIRIT purposely led me to those two Dr. David R. Reagan videos.

Which became the seeds for our "Prophecy Lessons" blog.

I then realized how America has shunned GOD.

Strange thing.

Considering how American was founded.

Born again preachers continue to warn America.

How far she has fallen!

CHRIST's enemy has focused on her.

If she was the last bastion of freedom in the world, the enemy sure wanted her destroyed.

From within.

May her leaders know where they are being herded to.

You only have to look at the news, and know there's something going on.

Who shall save America?

Only GOD can.

The very GOD she threw out of her schools, businesses, homes, courtrooms, and government.

If you know GOD's ways, you'd know the LORD is allowing it.

Recall the days of prophet Samuel.

1 Samuel 8:1-3

King James Version

8 And it came to pass, 

when Samuel was old,

that he made his sons judges over Israel.

2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; 

and the name of his second, Abiah:

they were judges in Beersheba.

3 And his sons walked not in his ways, 

but turned aside after lucre, 

and took bribes, 

and perverted judgment.


Recall the day Israel asked for a king.

1 Samuel 8:4-5

King James Version

4 Then all the elders of Israel 

gathered themselves together, 

and came to Samuel unto Ramah,

5 And said unto him, 

Behold, thou art old, 

and thy sons walk not in thy ways: 

now make us a king 

to judge us like all the nations.


Samuel's reaction?

1 Samuel 8:6

King James Version

6 But the thing displeased Samuel, 

when they said, 

Give us a king to judge us. 

And Samuel prayed unto the Lord.


The LORD's response?

1 Samuel 8:7

King James Version

7 And the Lord said unto Samuel, 

Hearken unto the voice of the people 

in all that they say unto thee: 

for they have not rejected thee, 

but they have rejected me, 

that I should not reign over them.


The LORD's declaration?

1 Samuel 8:9

King James Version

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: 

howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, 

and shew them the manner of the king 

that shall reign over them.


The result?

1 Samuel 8:10-18

King James Version

10 And Samuel told all the words of the Lord 

unto the people that asked of him a king.

11 And he said, 

This will be the manner of the king 

that shall reign over you: 

He will take your sons, 

and appoint them for himself, 

for his chariots, 

and to be his horsemen; 

and some shall run before his chariots.

12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, 

and captains over fifties; 

and will set them to ear his ground, 

and to reap his harvest, 

and to make his instruments of war, 

and instruments of his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters 

to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, 

and to be bakers.

14 And he will take your fields, 

and your vineyards, 

and your oliveyards, 

even the best of them, 

and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, 

and of your vineyards, 

and give to his officers, 

and to his servants.

16 And he will take your menservants, 

and your maidservants, 

and your goodliest young men, 

and your asses, and put them to his work.

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: 

and ye shall be his servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that day 

because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; 

and the Lord will not hear you in that day.


It's time for America to wake up.

From her sinfulness.

From her renouncing GOD.

From her disobedience.

As most countries have.

People make a nation.

We're all in this together.

We are all guilty of sin.

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


A born again knows Scripture.

We know the imminence of the RAPTURE and GOD's forthcoming WRATH.

We are in the END times.

The very reason SPIRIT and I write posts each day.

That we may share GOD's WORD.

For it's all preparation now.

Every day we're all on earth, is pure grace, love, and compassion from GOD.

It's time to turn back to GOD now.

Know more about self, soul, and spirit revival from the links below.

Especially about REPENTANCE.


Part of the series:

SPIRIT-filled ministers

GOD is HOLY

REVIVING a CHURCH

On HEALING brokenness

SOURCE of WHOLENESS


Related posts:

The people of ISRAEL sin against GOD

GOD gives ISRAEL the king THEY want

Biblical PROPHECY You Will Want To LISTEN To

GOD's POWER over nations

WAKE UP series

why must we repent?

On repentance

The hard teachings

On man's future

Sin AWARENESS


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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

On being CARNAL

 

1 Corinthians 3:3

King James Version

3 For ye are yet carnal: 

for whereas there is among you envying, 

and strife, and divisions, 

are ye not carnal, 

and walk as men?


What does "carnal" mean?

What does the Bible say?

Apart from the "envying, and strife, and divisions".

Let these Bible versions tell us more:


1 Corinthians 3:3

Amplified Bible

3 You are still [a]worldly [controlled by ordinary impulses, the sinful capacity]. For as long as there is jealousy and strife and discord among you, are you not [b]unspiritual, and are you not walking like ordinary men [unchanged by faith]?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

3 For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Christian Standard Bible

3 because you are still worldly. For since there is envy and strife[a] among you, are you not worldly and behaving like mere humans?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Common English Bible

3 Now you are still not up to it because you are still unspiritual. When jealousy and fighting exist between you, aren’t you unspiritual and living by human standards?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Complete Jewish Bible

3 For you are still worldly! Isn’t it obvious from all the jealousy and quarrelling among you that you are worldly and living by merely human standards?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Contemporary English Version

3 because you are not yet spiritual. You are jealous and argue with each other. This proves you are not spiritual and you are acting like the people of this world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

3 for you are still fleshly[a]. For where there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and walking in accordance with human thinking[b]?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Easy-to-Read Version

3 You are still not following the Spirit. You are jealous of each other, and you are always arguing with each other. This shows that you are still following your own selfish desires. You are acting like ordinary people of the world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

Evangelical Heritage Version

3 because you are still people who are following the flesh. Indeed, insofar as jealousy, strife, and factions[a] have a place among you, are you not people who are following the flesh? Are you not behaving in a merely human way?


1 Corinthians 3:3

English Standard Version

3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Expanded Bible

3 You are still ·not spiritual [carnal; fleshly; living by your sinful nature], because there is ·jealousy [envy] and ·quarreling [conflict; rivalry] among you, and this shows that you are ·not spiritual [carnal; fleshly; living by your sinful nature]. You are ·acting [living; L walking] ·like people of the world [or like ordinary/unsaved people; or on a merely human level; L according to man].


1 Corinthians 3:3

GOD’S WORD Translation

3 because you’re still influenced by your corrupt nature.

When you are jealous and quarrel among yourselves, aren’t you influenced by your corrupt nature and living by human standards?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Good News Translation

3 because you still live as the people of this world live. When there is jealousy among you and you quarrel with one another, doesn't this prove that you belong to this world, living by its standards?


1 Corinthians 3:3

International Children’s Bible

3 You are still not spiritual. You have jealousy and arguing among you. This shows that you are not spiritual. You are acting like people of the world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

J.B. Phillips New Testament

But I cannot yet call you spiritual

For you are still unspiritual; all the time that there is jealousy and squabbling among you you show that you are—you are living just like men of the world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

Lexham English Bible

3 for you are still fleshly. For where there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and do you not live like unregenerate people?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Living Bible

3 For you are still only baby Christians, controlled by your own desires, not God’s. When you are jealous of one another and divide up into quarreling groups, doesn’t that prove you are still babies, wanting your own way? In fact, you are acting like people who don’t belong to the Lord at all.


1 Corinthians 3:3

Modern English Version

3 for you are still worldly. Since there is envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not worldly and behaving as mere men?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Names of God Bible

3 because you’re still influenced by your corrupt nature.

When you are jealous and quarrel among yourselves, aren’t you influenced by your corrupt nature and living by human standards?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

3 for you are still of the flesh. While there is jealousy and rivalry among you,[a] are you not of the flesh and behaving in an ordinary human way?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Catholic Bible

3 for you are still of the flesh.

As long as jealousy and rivalry continue among you, are you not of the flesh and acting as mere mortals?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Century Version

3 You are still not spiritual, because there is jealousy and quarreling among you, and this shows that you are not spiritual. You are acting like people of the world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

New English Translation

3 for you are still influenced by the flesh.[a] For since there is still jealousy and dissension among you, are you not influenced by the flesh and behaving like unregenerate people?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New International Reader's Version

3 You are still following the ways of the world. Some of you are jealous. Some of you argue. So aren’t you following the ways of the world? Aren’t you acting like ordinary human beings?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New International Version

3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Life Version

3 You still live as men who are not Christians. When you are jealous and fight with each other, you are still living in sin and acting like sinful men in the world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Living Translation

3 for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

3 for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?


1 Corinthians 3:3

New Testament for Everyone

3 You’re still determined to live in the old way! Yes, wherever there is jealousy and quarrelling, doesn’t that mean you’re living in the old way, behaving as any merely human being might do?


Kehillah in Corinth I 3:3

Orthodox Jewish Bible

3 For still you are bnei basar (carnally-minded believers). For als (since) there is still kinah and merivah (strife) among you [1:11], are you not bnei basar, by the standards of Bnei Adam?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Revised Standard Version

3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?


1 Corinthians 3:3

The Voice

3 And here’s why: you are still living in the flesh, not in the Spirit. How do I know? Are you fighting with one another? Are you comparing yourselves to others and becoming consumed with jealousy? Then it sounds like you are living in the flesh, no different from the rest who live by the standards of this rebellious and broken world.


1 Corinthians 3:3

World English Bible

3 for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren’t you fleshly, and don’t you walk in the ways of men?


1 Corinthians 3:3

Worldwide English (New Testament)

3 You still have the spirit of this world in you. You are jealous of each other and you are quarrelling. The spirit of this world is still in you and you live like people of this world.


In SUMMARY, "carnal" means:

worldly [controlled by ordinary impulses, the sinful capacity], unspiritual, walking like ordinary men [unchanged by faith]

[unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses], unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men

worldly, behaving like mere humans

unspiritual, living by human standards

worldly, living by merely human standards

not yet spiritual, acting like the people of this world

fleshly, walking in accordance with human thinking

not following the Spirit, following your own selfish desires, acting like ordinary people of the world

people who are following the flesh, behaving in a merely human way

of the flesh, behaving only in a human way

not spiritual [carnal; fleshly; living by your sinful nature], acting [living; L walking] ·like people of the world [or like ordinary/unsaved people; or on a merely human level; L according to man]

influenced by your corrupt nature, living by human standards

live as the people of this world live, you belong to this world, living by its standards

not spiritual, acting like people of the world

unspiritual, living just like men of the world

fleshly, live like unregenerate people

baby Christians, controlled by your own desires, not God’s, still babies, wanting your own way, acting like people who don’t belong to the Lord at all

worldly, behaving as mere men

influenced by your corrupt nature, living by human standards

of the flesh, behaving in an ordinary human way

of the flesh, acting as mere mortals

not spiritual, acting like people of the world

influenced by the flesh, behaving like unregenerate people

following the ways of the world, acting like ordinary human beings

worldly, acting like mere humans

men who are not Christians, living in sin, acting like sinful men in the world

controlled by your sinful nature, living like people of the world

of the flesh, behaving according to human inclinations

determined to live in the old way, living in the old way, behaving as any merely human being might do

bnei basar (carnally-minded believers), by the standards of Bnei Adam

of the flesh, behaving like ordinary men

living in the flesh, not in the Spirit, no different from the rest who live by the standards of this rebellious and broken world

fleshly, walk in the ways of men

the spirit of this world in you, live like people of this world


No wonder these verses:

Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


Romans 7:14

King James Version

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: 

but I am carnal, 

sold under sin.


Colossians 3:1-2

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.


James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


Related material:

Sin AWARENESS


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AMERICA in PERIL

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