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Faith is visible and objectively measurable


Show me your faith through your works.

They'll know you are Christians by your love.

Peter, do you love me?

If you want to be great, be a servant to many.

Do all as unto the Lord,

As you have done to the least of these, you have done unto me.


Each will be judged for the deeds done in the body, good or bad, and there is no respect of persons.

If we judged ourselves, we would not be judged.

Test yourself, if you are in the faith.



2 Cor 5:10-11

10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade**** others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire**; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
holiness required***
****Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
righteousness requires self-control (God imposed control over flesh) and judgement to come. Because the judgement, for the love of God, get the spirit of HOLY TRUTH so you may have LIFE now, and be subject to FATHER OF SPIRITS AND LIVE. The fruit of the SPIRIT is RIGHTEOUSNESS. Those who are exercised by the chastening of the Lord, yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness, it is God dealing with us as legitimate children, and no chastening is pleasant at the time, therefore be subject to Father of Spirits and live. (the spirit is life because of righteousness) Righteousness of God inside. Truth inside, follow the spirit, bring forth the truth, into reality [work out salvation (that spirit - not neglect so great a salvation)], bear fruit of righteousness. (law cannot give life, cannot make us do good things)dead to law, married to another, Christ to bear fruit for God. Those led by spirit, walk according to spirit, not according to (old way) of the flesh.
who is the law for? (1 Timothy 1:9-) Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (doctrine is a teaching that results in a manner of living - objective fruit based result) sow to the spirit, reap life everlasting. put to death deeds of flesh and live.
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Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Galatians 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
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FEAR GOD: 2 Peter 2:4-21
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
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20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the Way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. [see Titus, commandment is instruction]
***(pair a phrase: Be ye holy for I am holy, come out of her (babylon) my people and be ye separate.)
Titus 2:11-14 THE CHRISTIAN LIFE in 4 VERSES
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
**2 Pet 3:7,10-12
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

2 Pet 3: 17-18
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Grow in Grace. why would Peter use this phrase? (consider the context, not fall from own steadfastness, in context of people sinning). There is a power in the Grace (calling and having been made righteous) of God. Greater is He in us than he in the world. Jesus overcame, we can too, through the Spirit given to us. When I am weak, the power of Christ may rest upon me.  
The devil has no power over our dead flesh and when we are in the spirit, no temptation is greater than the Word of God. Do we have a love for the truth? Do we love God more than sin?
{
He who sins is the servant of sin.
Cannot serve two masters, will love the one, or hate the other
Do you love me, Peter?
Greater love hath no man than this, to lay down His life, for ...(you)
Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I say?
}
He (does not tempt us more than we are able, and) makes a way of escape; resist devil and he will flee.
Endued with power from on High. Spirit of Holiness - follow and be holy. Truth, follow and do what's true = righteousness. (True by God, how do we know, through the Word of God. The Word lived through (us; a vessel) is the Living Word of God (the Spirit of Truth).
As many led by the spirit are sons of God, who walk after the spirit, not after the flesh. (Carnal mind, enmity with God, cannot be subject to the law of God.) The Spirit mind is life and peace, is subject to the Law of God, and Mind of Christ is fully able and did keep the law in perfection;
 hold every thought (plan) in subjection to the obedience of Christ. ...
..  as He is, so are we in this world..
.. we ought to walk as He walked.)
Who are your brethren? Those who do the will of God. (objective based, true/false)
1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.


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