Why Should I Read The King James Bible?

Read The King James BibleMatthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

There is a problem in the world today. A big problem!

There are over 6 billion bibles in print according to this statistic. Also, there are 25 million sold each year according to this answer. Another alarming fact is the bible is the best selling book.

My questions are, “Why are there so much evil? and Why does evil continue to rise instead of decrease?”

When you listen to news on television, read the newspaper, or read the news online there are usually several stories about killings, robbery’s, kidnappings, shootings, etc. You name it and it’s mentioned. A story is being told. It’s news.

How many of these people do you think, whether they are victim or perpetrator owns a bible? Did this question get you to thinking? My personal estimated answer with no statistics to back it up would be most of them do.

That troubles me because if a person has a bible and does not read it then that is the problem. Having a bible for display only helps no one. Looking at the bible laying on a table or bookcase helps no one.

The only way for the bible to help anyone is to pick it up, open it up, and read it. Then let God show and reveal things to you that will help you along the way.

This is what is wrong with the world today and will continue to get worse because they leave the bible out of there lives. If this is true then an excellent indicator is that God is also left out.

The two go hand in hand. One does not work well without the other. Meaning that in order to learn about God you need to read the bible. In order to thoroughly understand the bible you need God to reveal its truths.

People are going elsewhere for guidance. According to the rise of evil they are going to the wrong place. Receiving the wrong advice. Which causes them to do the wrong things.

Take a stand to read your bible everyday asking God to reveal his truths to you. This will help you get through the day and get through hard times. It will help you make the right decisions and keep you away from as much sin as possible.

So, your question was, “Why should I read the King James Bible?” The answer is to grow closer to God while getting the right advice and to stay away form as much sin as possible.

Do you read your bible? How often do you read your bible?

If not then why?

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Y.O.U

James 4:7-8

[7] Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

[8] Draw nigh to God, and he will draw to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

You as Acronym Y.O.UThe word [YOU] in James 4:7-8 is very important. It’s mentioned five times. While [YE] is mentioned two times.

Let’s pay close attention to James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God.” I want to connect the [YOU] to the word [SUBMIT].

Y.O.U used as an acronym stands for: Yield Oneself United with God!

Submit means to give over or yield to the power or authority of another. [www.dictionary.com]

Y.O.U + SUBMIT = UNITING WITH GOD!

Are you united with God?

Not sure? Then here is how you can tell.

1. Resit The Devil v. 7 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

If the devil has your name on his radar and is on the war path in your life then you are doing something right that he does not like. He is putting obstacles between you and God trying to get you to retreat by giving up and quitting.

The more you resist him the more he will continue to return. You can’t do anything about how often he returns but you can do something about how long he stays. God said, “resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

There are two main ways you can resist the devil.

  • Pray to God and ask him to help you through this temptation. Continue to ask, beg, and plead with God over and over again. He wants to see how serious you are.
  • Use the Bible against the devil to make him flee.

Some good examples are…

Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psalms 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Knowing  and understanding the bible is important. Because memorizing several verses will not be enough. The devil will attack your weakness. He will attack every faucet of your life possible to deceive you.

Since he will attack many different areas of your life then knowing what scripture in the bible to use to defend against him will be a plus.

 2. Cleanse Your Hands v. 8 Cleanse your hands, ye sinners.

Every day we do things to get our hands dirty. So before we eat we should wash them with an antibacterial soap to get rid of the dirt and germs.

In our christian life we do things that dirty our hands. Things we touch, pickup, take, etc. Some things we do with our hands are just as sinful and wrong as if we had thought about it with our mind.

That leads us to point three.

3. Purify Your Hearts (Mind) v. 8 Purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Your heart is the same as mind. Controlling what goes through your mind is a difficult task. Because there are so many factors that come into play that create thoughts for you to think about.

A thought is triggered by the five senses which are sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch. Each one can be good or bad.

You have very little control over what goes into your mind but you do have full control how long it stays there.

If it’s bad don’t allow it linger to long. Get it out as soon as possible because the longer it stays the more damage it does. Filter out what goes in the best you can but be sure to trash the bad when it’s identified.

As long as you resist the devil, cleanse your hands, and purify your hearts (minds) then you draw nigh to God.

4. Draw Nigh To God v. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh you.

This is not a tug of war match where one group of people are trying to over power another group of people pulling on a rope in different directions. It’s the opposite where you get closer to God while he is getting closer to you.

In case you didn’t know you begin to push away from God because of sin before he pushes away from you. Most of the time God does not have to push at all.

But you can find him right where you left him. He’ll be waiting patiently for your return. Do not run away from him to long because he has work for you to do.

Are you ready to draw nigh to God?

He’s ready to draw to you. Go ahead and make the commitment to get close to God.

Maybe you’ve never accepted Jesus as your personal saviour. If not then read, “What must I Do To Be Saved?

Y.O.UYield Onself United with God!

Who Will You Serve?

My House…choose you this day who ye will serve; …but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

We are being pulled in so many directions today it’s almost unbearable. The choices we have are so many. But the problem is when we allow our life, problems, wants, desires, job, etc. get in the way of us serving God then they become our god. We begin to serve them.

Who will you serve?

I. You Choose

…choose you this day who you will serve; Joshua 24:15

You choose who you will serve. No one can make that decision for you. Only you!

Who will you put first in your life and your daily walk? God in Heaven or the earthly gods (things that you put before God.)

What is more important to? To walk with God who can help you when no one else will. To walk with God who understands you when no one can. To walk with God who forgives us when no else will.

The decision is up to you and only you.

This is about you so the acronym Y-O-U stands for: Yield Oneself United with God!

Although this is another sermon the question remains, “When are you going to yield yourself united with God?”

That question leads into the next point which is…

II. My Choice

…but as for me and my house we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

Make a bold decision now to serve the LORD. It may be unpopular and others may not understand. But just do it anyway. Be an example to follow. Stand firm with that decision. Don’t allow others to influence you to change your mind.

It may be hard and it may get tough but stand firm!

Always serve the LORD. Put him first. Let your thoughts and actions reference the LORD.

If you do then my question to you is, “Who will you serve?” The earthly gods which are earthly things or the Heavenly God which is all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere.

Maybe you’ve heard about God or never accepted him as your personal saviour. If not, then find out how to accept him now by reading, “What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Are You Under The Shadow of God’s Wings

Are You under The Shadow Of God's WingsI would like to bring your attention to Psalm 36:7, “How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”

This part of the verse “men put their trust under the shadow of God’s wings” gives us a place to go when we are at a place in our life where only help from God will do. Also, it’s a place where we should always want to stay getting closer to him.

When you put your trust in God for leadership and guidance he places you under his wings where these five attributes of God can be be found.

1. Protection. Were his security is around us, our family, and our possessions. We get that defense from him. It’s better than any type of security system although sometimes he uses that as part of protecting us.

2. Love. God has love for us that will be found nowhere else from no one else. It’s physically impossible to love like him. The love he shows goes deeper and broader than we could imagine. We only see a small portion of his love. But what we do see is out of this world.

3. Encouragement. When you are down and out for the last count and nowhere to go. For that matter don’t want to go anywhere. Something deep down inside your mind and body sparks a interest in getting up moving to a better place. God is the spark that ignited the fire.

4. Strength. Weak, drained, and barely have enough strength to put one foot in front of the other. Don’t want to do anything, see anyone, or go anywhere because it hurts so much. God will reach down lift you up and give you the needed strength to continue.

5. Comfort. Life brings up some tough situations to deal with sometimes. Learning to handle them can be hard. They will bring us to the point of quitting. No, I meant we actually say, “I quit!” We feel like we just can’t go on like this. Then out from no where. Maybe out of thin air. We get up on our feet with a renewed spirit ready to take the world on.

Where does this come from? It comes from God.

This is all about God. He does these things without fail. He knows what we need, when we need it, and how much we need. Getting a dose of God is good for us. We need it.

This comes from being under the shadow of God’s wings.

All Things Are Possible To Do Through Christ

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13

All Things Are Possible Thru ChristWhat things are being referred to that can be done?
Can all things really be done by a single person through Christ?

Whatever life throws your way, whatever you go through, whatever seems impossible to get through, and much more God will give you the strength to keep going to get through it.

Our strength is not enough but his always is. We may fail him but he never fails us. He will forgive us.

I don’t understand why so many people try to handle tough situations on their own. When someone, God, is standing by on call 24 hours a day ready to help.

He is more qualified to help you than anyone I know. You have to be willing to ask for and accept his help. It’s only a call away.

Are you willing to ask God for his help? Are you willing to accept God’s help? His help is available.

I encourage you to. You will not be disappointed. Put him to the test and then watch what God can do.

You can do all things through Christ! That is the only way.

Will you ask for God’s help the next time you’re going through a tough time?

 

Come Unto Jesus

Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Life can be hard sometimes. No one understands what you are going through. They try to convince you they do but deep down you know they don’t.

Sympathy is shared but it boils down to the burden will be carried on your shoulders. Facing the rough, bumpy, and sometimes even treacherous road ahead is daunting. It seems that no one is willing to help.

As expressions are made and details are explained no one really seems to be interested. The conversation is always changed to another subject. Interest is never showed.

Comments are made like just get over it, deal with it, everyone else has there own problems to deal with and the list could continue on. The point is a lot of times their problems are bigger and more important than yours.

They are not going to offer or provide help. Do not take it personal. That is just the way it is.

Are we really alone? Do we have to carry the weight of our problems and troubles by ourselves? It depends on how you want to handle them.

There is no need to worry about being alone. All you need to do is come unto Jesus. He will not only walk with you but he will help carry that heavy load.

He knows exactly what you are going through. Been there, done that, moved on! Now he can help you through it one step at a time.

If you get in a hurry and run to fast he’ll slow you down. When it’s time to move faster when you get bogged down marred knee deep he’ll offer a helping hand to get you unstuck.

The key is to keep coming unto Jesus again and again and again as many times as you need to. Without him it will be harder to deal with. Which you probably already know because you’ve been carrying around that burden for a while.

Don’t wait until everything else fails before you try Jesus. Start with him now. He’s waiting to here from you.

Come unto Jesus!

How has Jesus helped you?

 

The Lord Will

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord WillWhat will the Lord do for you?

Have you thought about the above question? It’s something to consider because we think about what others are doing for us and will do for us. Let’s take it a step further and say that you are thinking about what you do for others.

It may or may not get done. We as humans are not dependable making mistakes everyday. Perfection is far from us.

Take a look at someone who is perfect, is dependable, and makes no mistakes. His name is the Lord. The Lord will do four things for us.

1. The Lord will go before us.

As we live our lives our vision is limited. Looking forward into the distance there is just so far that is seen. With each step that distance increases. Never knowing what is over the next horizon.

But I know the Lord who said that he sees and knows what is ahead of us. Whatever that may be he will be with us.

2. The Lord will be with us.

There is comfort in knowing that the Lord will continue to walk along with us through whatever may be in our path. He has the knowledge, resources, and tools to help along the way.

But none of that will do any good if for some reason something comes up more important. Off he goes tending to other matters.  Don’t worry about the Lord because he will not fail us.

3. The Lord will not fail us.

How many times when you needed someone the most they were nowhere to be found. It was like they drooped off the face of the earth. Maybe excuses, friends, family, or circumstances kept them from supporting you.

The Lord is dependable because he will not forsake us.

4. The Lord will not forsake us.

The Lord is around us when we feel him and when we don’t. He is always working for our good wheather it’s visible or in the background being unseen.

Some things the Lord does for us are unthanked, unrecongized, and never appricated. But he continues to help anyway. That is the kind of God we serve. Selfless!

Start to thank the Lord for what he does because you never know what might be over the next horizon. He will be there.

After you understand that each of these point are connected in a way that you need to see to relized the power of God. The Lord will go before us, will be with us, will not fail us, will not forsake us. Realize that God is always everywhere even if his presence seems to be absent.

The Lord Will!

This is mostly refering to our christian walk with God. This may not apply to you because you’ve never accepted him as your personal saviour. Now is the perfect time so click here to learn how to accept the Lord to be your personal saviour.

Why Do I Need To Go To Church?

For the next few minutes I want to explore the topic “The church is”. Sometimes it may be misunderstood exactly what the responsibility and the purpose of the local church is. Now those misunderstandings will be clarified and explained from the King James Bible.

Now you may ask, “Why do I need to go to church?”

I. The church is founded by God.

1. God built it.

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

It was not made up by some person or thing but created by God himself. He seen the importance of building a sacred place where people could come and worship him. They would be able to get away from the influence of the world and enter into a place of solace filled with the presence of God where the Holy Spirit is continually working.

2. God built it on a sure foundation.

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure”  2 Timothy 2:19

When God built the church he made it so that it would always be around. No one or  anything could never destroy it. Although, he knew that opposition would come against it. It was built to withstand all of it.

3. God established it as the Pillar of truth.

“the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” 1 Timothy 3:15

There are so many beliefs today that it is hard to tell what is the truth and what is a lie. God knew that would be a problem. So he setup the church to be the pillar of truth and the ground of the truth. If the truth is in question then the King James Bible has all the right answers. This is the way God had planned it from the beginning. Take a look to check it out for yourself. Don’t take my word for it.

II. The church is a place…

Church is more than a building with a steeple on top and padded pews or chairs inside where a choir sings gospel songs and the preacher proclaims the word of God from the pulpit. What more could be to church than that?

The church is different from any other place you will ever go. The experiences you get from there is not available everywhere so attend expecting something good to happen. They are unique as it should be.

1. Where God is the center of everything.

  • Is God being praised? This is one thing that can be recognized as soon as someone walks into a church. Who is being put first, God or man?

“And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.” Luke 24:53

  • Are people being ministered to? Watch the people’s expressions, attitudes, and listen to what they say to see if God is being glorified. These always tell the real story.

“And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,” Acts 2:46

  • Is it continually growing? Is outsiders wanting to find out what is going on inside? If not then something is probably wrong.

“Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:47

2. God said to attend church.

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25

What else needs to be said. God put it plain and simple that we need to go to church. We can make up as many excuses as possible but the fact remains God said that we should go to church. He is not asking but telling us to obey his word. Are you going to obey God?

He told us to go for a reason. We may rebel because of a bad experience or something else that happened. It may appear to be legitimate but we need to do what God said. He knows what is best for us.  It’s for our greater good.

3. Where people come together as a Family.

  • There are no strangers present. Everyone is part of the family. This is an extremely important part of a ministry that is missed in most churches today.

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” Ephesians 2:19

  • Do they want you to be part of there church? If you feel like you are at home in a church then something special has been found. This one ingredient is left out of a lot of church recipes for visitors and existing members. The feeling of home.

“So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8

4. Where people Fellowship one with another.

  • Pray for one another. Are there “prayer warriors” among the people? A church without prayer is a church without God.

“And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42

“Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,” Philippians 1:4

  • Comfort one another. The term “comfort collector” comes to my mind. It means that a person stores up experiences and knowledge to share with someone in need. A church without comfort collectors is a church that needs God.

“That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.” Romans 1:12

  • Create memories with one another. Are there “memory banks” among the people of the church? A memory bank is a person that is remembered by how they helped someone else. A church without memory banks is probably a church without God.

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,” Philippians 1:3

“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;” Philippians 1:5

5. Where people Love each other.

This one thing I know is that love among the brethren is hard to find. We all have faults and failures that hinder and interfere with true love for one another.

  • Effects of Enmity. Enmity is the feeling of hostility, hatred, and ill will. It becomes part of everyday life. The mind is controlled by these thoughts. The body responds in negative ways. The soul has no peace. Love has been replaced with enmity. Has the point of no return been reached? Maybe or Maybe not. Depending on the person and what they are willing to do to turn around and begin to fix the broken pieces with Gods help.

“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;” Ephesians 2:15

“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” Ephesians 2:16

  • Effects of a Pure heart. One word: FORGIVENESS! Yep, that is all it takes to fix enmity. But it’s easier said than done. The harder you try to forgive the more hatred builds up and overpowers it. Let go and let live. Right, but it shows back up on my front door step. The point I’m making is it will not be easy. Keep trying and depend on God to help you overcome it is the only way. You cannot do it alone.

“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:” 1 Peter 1:22

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

Talk is cheap but action is expensive. Most people cannot afford action that is why they remain in the same state there whole life. This is why churches remain in the same condition because people are the church. Most of them do not want to change.

All of them are not that way. Keep looking until you find one of the diamonds in the rough and you will have just struck it spiritually rich.

This should make you want to go and find a good Independent Fundamental Baptist Church to start attending right away. The longer you wait the harder it will be to get started. Pick those feet up and start now.

  1. What is holding you back from going to church?
  2. What keeps you faithfully attending church?
  3. Continue answering these questions in the comments.

Then return to “Read First” to read, “Will I continue to sin after I’m saved?”

 

Do I Need To Be Baptized?

Yes, you need to be baptized.

Although it is not required. After you ask Jesus to come into your heart then you were saved and on your way to Heaven after death. According to Ephesians 2:8,9 “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” verifies this fact.

Baptism is for believers only according to Acts 8:12 “But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women”.

It is an act of obedience letting others know that you are not ashamed of letting him into your heart. It represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus according to Romans 6:3-5 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life. For if we have been planted together in likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:”.

  1. Standing in the water represents his death hanging on the cross.
  2. When you are let down fully under the water it represents his burial in the tomb.
  3. As you are being brought up out of the water it represents his resurrection.

This means that after we accepted Jesus into our heart we let go of our old life and now our new life is following Jesus.

It’s time to please God the Father like his son Jesus did according to Matthew 3:17 “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”.

Now go and find a good Independent Fundamental Baptist Church to start attending on a regular basis and talk to the pastor about being baptized.

Have you been baptized? Start thinking about it.

Return to Read First to read “Why do I need to go to church?”