Rejoice

reaching out to GodRejoice, O Glorious Ones

             Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?1…Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more then, matters pertaining to this life?2…Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality3, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the Kingdom of God4.

 women           And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God5…The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body6. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by His power7. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!8tulips

            Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.9

             For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into Hell10…if He did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah…when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly,11 [and] if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes He condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly,12

and if He rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked13 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard);14 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,15 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.16

            Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones17…like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant18…they count it pleasure to revel19…forsaking the right way, they have gone astray20…these are waterless (dry) springs21…speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh22…they promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption.23

            There are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.24 You, therefore beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people…25

 Rejoice

             Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.26 But REJOICE insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also Rejoice and be Glad when His glory is revealed.27 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, You are Blessed, because the Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you.28

 For you O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.29 You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs;30 you let men ride over our heads31…yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.32

             Count it all joy my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds33, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.34

            Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern, what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.35

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.36

            Let brotherly love continue37…let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.38

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6: 2
  2. “         “          6: 3
  3. “         “          6: 9
  4. “         “          6: 10
  5. “         “          6: 11
  6. “         “          6: 13b
  7. “         “          6: 14
  8. “         “          6: 15
  9. “         “          6: 18
  10. 2 Peter 2: 4
  11. “     “    2: 5
  12. “     “    2: 6
  13. “     “    2: 7
  14. “     “    2: 8
  15. “     “    2: 9
  16. “     “    2: 10a
  17. “     “    2: 10b
  18. “     “    2: 12
  19. “     “    2: 13b
  20. “     “    2: 15a
  21. “     “    2: 17a
  22. “     “    2: 18
  23. “     “    2: 19a
  24. “     “    3: 16b
  25. “     “    3: 17
  26. 1 Peter 4: 12
  27. “     “    4: 13
  28. “     “    4: 14
  29. Psalm  66: 10
  30.     “      66: 11
  31.     “      66: 12a
  32.     “     66: 12c
  33.  James  1: 2
  34. James   1: 3
  35.  Romans 12: 2
  36.       “       12: 21
  37. Hebrews 13: 1
  38.       “        13: 4

[Sexual Immorality is biblically defined as including; homosexuality, bestiality, incest, and sex outside of marriage.] Ex. 20:14, Lev.20:10, Lev. 18:16-18, 22-23.

 Compiled and Edited by Pete Coker.

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