Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cleave to God

It seems to me that people are busy with their own things, entertainment or problems of life and often do not reach out with love. Sunday comes and they wear a smile, but inside they may be struggling. God bless those with a pastors heart of love for others. We are commanded to love, even in the midst of a perverted nation. There will always be distractions and problems, but love is greater and good will; triumph over evil. This study was made in 2001 to many new believers who had been victims of lust and satanic abuse. A new believer must grow in faith and that by hearing the word of God, not my opinions, but the powerful word of God.
Rom 12:9  Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

dissimilation - unfeigned, not pretended, no hypocrisy

2Cor 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God,...
2Cor 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

...abhor that which is evil - to dislike, abhor, have a horror of.

So important! Why, because evil will seek to destroy you. Giving in to evil, whether a desire, thought or an action opens up a place for satan to torment you. In chat I spoke with an older woman who was a satanist. Every word spoken was to destroy me in some way. All efforts to show love and hope were countered with evil comments. We are to remove ourselves from such influences, casting down every offense that does not build us up in the things of our Lord.

2 Cor 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
2 Cor 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

cleave to that which is good - cleave - to glue, to glue together, cement, fasten together to join or fasten firmly together to join one's self to,

Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

1Co 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

We are to love with a true love and run from evil. We are to run to what is good and attach ourselves to this. The list of good things in Philippians 4:8 is a good place to look. For sure we cleave to Jesus, inseparable through his Holy Spirit and our will to obey him. We hold tight to Gods Holy word, the Bible, we eat its contents into our innermost being, we are then a part of a local body of Christ. All for one and one for all, like the three musketeers. United to that which is holy and pure; to those who build one another up in the things of God. These are character building words; the mind and character of our Lord.

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