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Saturday, July 7, 2018

THE HOLY SPIRIT PRODUCES THE PROOF THAT YOU BELONG TO HIM!!


THERE IS "PROOF" YOU BELONG TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

“…you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).
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When people used the word “my” they are usually referring to something that “belongs” to them. “My car.” “My leg.” My husband.” “My wife.” “My people. “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).

When people “possess” something it usually means they have it, own it, or have gained control over it. My car.” “My leg.” My husband.” “My wife.” “My people.“…Those who BELONG TO Christ Jesus …” (Galatians 5 NLT). We are his; we are HIS PEOPLE...” (Psalms 100:3 KJV). “… [They]…are [ALL]… part of the same body, and enjoy the promise of blessings because THEY BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:6 NLT).  “…He that is joined (attached) unto the Lord is ONE SPIRIT…” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).

God’s people are the ones who have RECEIVED Jesus and belong to God through salvation in Christ. “… AS MANY as received him, to them GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE “SONS” OF GOD (a people of god’s own possession)…” (John 1:12 KJV). “…And remember that those who DO NOT have the Spirit of Christ living in them DO NOT BELONG TO HIM at all(Romans 8:1-14 NLT).

Doesn’t EVERYTHING “BELONG” to God anyway? “…The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and THEY that dwell therein…” (Psalm 24:1 KJV). “…the world is mine, and the fulness thereof…” (Psalm 50:12 KJV).

God designed mankind with a human will and with a certain amount of power to choose as he or she pleases. “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). “..Therefore choose LIFE,” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).
Mankind chooses to submit to God. God is in control, but God is NOT control. The EVIL ONE was a dictator and you were FORCED to be his SLAVE to SIN, but God gives you the FREEDOM to CHOOSE to live RIGHTEOUS. 

God in his sovereignty CHOOSES not to cross certain boundaries when it comes to human will. “…The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who CHOOSE that way. …” (Matthew 7:13-14 NLT). “..Therefore choose LIFE,” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).

He is sovereignly in control, but he CHOOSES not to be controlling. His people rightfully belong to him, but he CHOOSES not to FORCE his rights when it comes to their human will. “… I have set before you LIFE and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may LIVE…” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV). “..Therefore choose LIFE” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV).

THE beginning of mankind's slavery to sin and spiritual separation from God’s Holy Spirit BEGAN with the exercise of human will.

They CHOOSE to follow the DICTATES of the EVIL ONE through the flesh. Adam and Eve were immediately “…separated from the “LIFE” of God…” (Ephesians 4:18 NIV). [their] … iniquities (sin) …separated [them]… from God …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).

The SEPARATION from God, the Holy Spirit is called the Original Sin. The Original Sin was, in essence, the separation from God. Men’s sin became like OIL and God’s holiness was like WATER. The two could NO longer MIX or UNITE together. “…Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it BRINGETH FORTH SIN: and sin, when it is finished, BRINGETH FORTH DEATH…” (James 1:13-15 NLT).

The STEPS of transgression usually lead to making a CHOICE away from God's Holy instruction: “…The woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise…” (Genesis 3:6 NLT).

Making a CHOICE away from God's Holy Spirit instruction also led to spiritual DEATH. ” Through one man SIN entered into the world, and DEATH THROUGH SIN, and so death passed to all men—“(Romans 5:12 KJV).

Mankind’s CHOICE over God’s Holy instructions transformed his entire LIFE and NATURE: “…The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide …” (Matthew 7:13-14 NLT). “…At that moment their eyes were opened (to darkness)” (Genesis 3:1-7 NLT). “…They suddenly felt shame at their nakedness (unclothed from the covering of HOLINESS). So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”  Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?” The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it...” (Genesis 3:7-13 NLT).

“…When lust hath conceived, it BRINGETH FORTH SIN: and SIN when it is finished, BRINGETH FORTH DEATH…” (James 1:13-15 NLT).

Adam and Eve experienced a SUDDEN transformation.  They experienced the separation of the body and soul FROM the Holy Spirit. They experienced guilt, for the first time, from transgressing God’s commandment. “…Sin is the transgression of the law….” (1 John 3:4 KJV). “…Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law….” (1 John 3:4 NLT). “…The wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23 KJV).

In addition, they experienced shame or disgrace. They hid from God because their spiritual covering or clothing was GONE and they realized their were naked. “…They suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselvesthey hid from the Lord God ...” (Genesis 3:7-13 NLT).

They became aware of physical nakedness as a result of losing their spiritual covering or clothing. “…Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou… Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and [holy]…BEAUTY …” (Job 40:9-10 KJV).

They were “…DEAD in trespasses and sin” (Ephesians 2:1 KJV). AND “….apart from … [God’s Spirit], [they could]… do nothing … [about it]…” (John 15:5 NIV).

. “…God asked the woman, “What have you done?” (Genesis 3:7-13 NLT). “… ONE sinner (through CHOICE) destroy[ed]… MUCH GOOD” (Ecclesiastes 9:18 NASB).

“….God formed man of the dust of the ground (BODY), and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE (SPIRIT); and man became a living soul (SOUL)…” (Genesis 2:7 KJV). The price for their CHOICE was SEPARATION from God  and the REMOVAL of his HOLY COVERING or CLOTHING. 

Adam and Eve became like OIL to the WATER of God’s Holy Spirit and were “…separated from the LIFE of God…” (Ephesians 4:18 NIV). “… [ONLY] … the SPIRIT who gives LIFE; the flesh profits nothing…” (John 6:63 NASB).[Their] … iniquities (sin) …separated [them]… from God …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).

It is traditional to view the serpent as a representative of evil. The job of a representative of evil is to deceive and destroy any possible relationship people can have with God, especially God’s people.

However, the representative of evil, the serpent, PRESENTED the first opportunity for the human will to CHOOSE God's holy instructions or follow its OWN way. “… I have set before you LIFE and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may LIVE…” (Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV). “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). “…The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who CHOOSE that way. …” (Matthew 7:13-14 NLT).
In the beginning, mankind how the POWER to CHOOSE right or wrong.

Without the HOLY SPIRIT, however, mankind could NO longer CHOOSE right.  The Holy Spirit gave them the POWER to CHOOSE right. Without being connected with the Holy Spirit their CHOICES were LIMITED to the REALM of the EVIL ONE.

This inability to CHOOSE LIFE or FOLLOW God's holy instructions has been mankind’s continual FALL into the endless abyss of sin throughout history. Apostles Paul proclaims it: “The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right (choose life), but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.  And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right (choose life), but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. …I [am] …a slave to the sin that is … within me. Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin? (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

Mankind has a human will, BUT it is dominated by sin! “…Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin? (Romans 7:14-25 NLT).

Mankind’s perpetual inability to FREE themselves from the domination of SIN is because “…It is the SPIRIT who gives … [the power or ability to CHOOSE] … LIFE…” (John 6:63 NASB). ). “… [You] can do all things through Christ (the indwelling Spirit) which strengtheneth [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…for [HIS]… power is made perfect in weakness…” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV).  

The separation from God's Holy Spirit is a disconnection between the body/soul and SPIRIT.[Their] … iniquities (sin) …separated [them]… from God …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV).

The disconnection between the body/soul and Spirit was a total separation or dividing asunder from God’s Holy Spirit, his covering, and his PRESENCE. “…All have sinned and fallen SHORT of the GLORY of God…” (Romans 3:23).

God’s glory is his manifested PRESENCE. Remember Moses in Exodus asked about God’s glory or to see his manifested PRESENCE.  “… [So when] Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” …The Lord said, “I will cause ALL MY GOODNESS to PASS IN FRONT OF YOU, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, IN YOUR PRESENCE.” (Exodus 33:16-23 NIV).

“…All have …fallen short of the GLORY (indwelling presence) of God…” (Romans 3:23).

God’s manifested PRESENCE is described as “…radiance [from his glorious Holy Spirit and]… is like the sunlight…” (Habakkuk 3:4.NASB). Jesus, “…the Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being…” (Hebrews 1:3 KJV). Thus, “…all [humanity]… have …fallen short of [that PRESENCE or] GLORY of God…” (Romans 3:23).

MANKIND “NO” longer belonged to God. WHY? “… Those who DO NOT have the Spirit of Christ living in them DO NOT BELONG TO HIM at all(Romans 8:1-14 NLT).  “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV).  “…The Lord is that Spirit…” (2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV). “… [Everyone] … who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. [They]…are [ALL]… part of the same body, and enjoy the promise of blessings because THEY BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:6 NLT). 

In the Old Testament God’s people were invited into a covenant relationship with him. Once they accepted his invitation they BELONGED to him. “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).  “…For I will have respect unto you …and establish my covenant with you.… (Leviticus 26:9 KJV).

God made promises to “HIS” people. “…the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And ALL THESE BLESSINGs SHALL COME ON THEE, and overtake thee…” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV).

 HIS” people’s loyalty and commitment to the covenant relationship was always desired by God, but NEVER sustained. “…”if” thou (God’s people) shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments …” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV).

Yet, over the years, history informs us that God’s people repeatedly abandoned him and the covenant relationship. “…They ABANDONED ME and did not obey my word….” (JEREMIAH 16:11 NLT). “…They ABANDONED the Lordthey turned their backs on him….” (2 Chronicles 29:6 NLT).“…The Lord replies, “This has happened because my people have ABANDONED MY INSTRUCTIONS; they have refused to obey what I said….” (JEREMIAH 9:13 NLT).

“…For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…” (Romans 15:4 KJV). Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition” (1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV).

What happened, in the OT, when the God’s people were not loyal or committed, but abandoned the covenant relationship instead?…“IF” you refuse to LISTEN to the Lord your God and do not obey all the commands and decrees …all these curses will come and overwhelm you:…” (Deuteronomy 28 NLT). “…But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went BACKWARD instead of forward” (Jeremiah 7:24 NLT). But the people replied, “Don’t waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires” (JEREMIAH 18:12 NLT).

In the New Testament God’s people are also invited into a covenant relationship with him. Once they accept his invitation through Christ Jesus they BELONG to God too. “… [Everyone]… who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. [They]…are [ALL]… part of the same body, and enjoy the promise of blessings because THEY BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:6 NLT). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

God also desires loyalty and commitment from HIS people in the New Testament, but the covenant relationship is often impacted by apostasy too (unfaithfulness). “…‘These people honor me with their lips, but THEIR HEARTS are far from me…” (Mark 7:6-8 NLT). for THY HEART is not right in the sight of God…” (Acts 8:21 KJV).

Thanks BE to God, JESUS makes the difference. “…Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant…” (Hebrews 7:22 NIV). “…In him (Jesus) ALL THINGS  (God’s people)…hold together…” (Colossians 1:7 NIV).  [Jesus is]…sustaining ALL THINGS (God’s people)… by his powerful word…” (Hebrews 1:3 NIV). “….Apart from Me (Jesus), you can do nothing (you could NOT be God’s people)…” (John 15:5 NIV).

Therefore, “… [God’s people are relying on the guarantor, who is]…Jesus the AUTHOR (originator) and FINISHER (sustainer) OF .. [their]… FAITH…” (Hebrews 12:2a KJV). “…HE (Jesus) WHICH HATH “BEGUN” A GOOD “WORK” IN [THEM] WILL “PERFORM” IT until the day of Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 1:6 KJV). “…It is God who worketh in [them]” (Philippians 2:13 KJV).

SO [God’s people] … are not under the law (the dos and don’ts of life), but under GRACE (undeserved favor)…” (Romans 6:14 KJV). “…When you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. …” (Galatians 5 NLT). “…You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in youFor all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God…” (Romans 8:1-14 NLT). “…My GRACE is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...” (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV). “Great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD” (Psalms 117:2 KJV).

God “…is “SO” RICH in kindness and GRACE that he purchased our freedom ….and forgave our sins…” (Ephesians 1:7 NLT). “… [WE]… WHO ARE “KEPT” BY THE “POWER” OF GOD THROUGH FAITH unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. …” (1 Peter 1:5-9 KJV).  “….The exceeding RICHES of his GRACE in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7 KJV). “…be strong in the GRACE that is in Christ Jesus…” (2 Timothy 2:1 KJV). “by the GRACE of God I AM what I AM” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

Some of God’s people may see Jesus’ guarantee to get them into heaven as a FREE pass to SIN, but is it REALLY is a FREE pass to LIVE righteous. “…be holy, because I am holy…” (1 Peter 1:16 KJV).

God JUDGES "his" people for lifestyles of SIN. “….[God] … shall judge his people. [and ]… It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God…” (Hebrews 10:26-31 NASB).

 In the Old Testament, God’s people sinned against him through abandonment and disobedience. “…They ABANDONED ME and did not obey my word….” (JEREMIAH 16:11 NLT). “…They ABANDONED the Lordthey turned their backs on him….” (2 Chronicles 29:6 NLT). “… my people have ABANDONED MY INSTRUCTIONS; they have refused to obey what I said….” (JEREMIAH 9:13 NLT).

In the New Testament, God’s people dishonor or disrespect him by abandonment and disobedience too, The difference is that their abandonment and disobedience is LIKE trampling on Jesus and profaning or blaspheming the HOLY blood covenant wroth for them through his sacrificial death. “…If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, …How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  …" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV).

The disobedient do this by “falling away” or “deliberately sinning,” and thereby, have “insulted (offended; blasphemed against) the Spirit of GRACE” (disrespected, dishonored). “…If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?  For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God…" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV).

“… How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who … has insulted the Spirit of grace?   …" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV).

Blaspheme means the ACT of insulting, showing contempt or lack of reverence for God.

HERE IS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “… any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven…” (Matthew 12:31 NASB). Is blasphemy simple something you do by mistake or is it something you do perpetually?  “…My people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted...” (Jeremiah 7:24 NLT).

 “…My people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward” (Jeremiah 7:24 NLT). the people replied, “Don’t waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires” (JEREMIAH 18:12 NLT). “…The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these (my) people treat me with contempt (disrespect, insult, blasphemy, etc.)?” (Daniel 14:11 NIV).

“…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

 “…For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God…” (Hebrews 10:26-31 NASB).

This passage says “HIS” people will be “JUDGED and fall into “… the hands of the living God…” (Hebrews 10:26-31 NASB). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).    “…How shall … [you] … escape, if .. [you] … neglect SO GREAT SALVATION (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).

1.      If YOU go on willfully sinning and fall away after being sanctified, there is no other sacrifice for sins, but only a guaranteed expectation of judgement. The Lord shall judge his people. …” (Hebrews 10:26-31 NASB). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

2.      After being enlightened, a partaker of the Holy Spirit, tasting the good word, and experiencing the power of God - according to the word - it is impossible to renew YOU again; because it is as if YOU crucify Christ all over again and disgraced him publicly. “…It is impossible for those who were “once” enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame…” (Hebrews 6:4-6 KJV).

“…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

“…How shall we escape, if we neglect SO GREAT SALVATION; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the holy ghost according to his own will?” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).

 “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   “… [By]…the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ… though he was rich...for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be RICH…” (2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV). “…Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree…” (Galatians 3:13 KJV). “…To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons…” (Romans 4:5 KJV). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

 “…How shall … [you] … escape, if …[you] … neglect SO GREAT SALVATION” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV). “…God …bearing …witness [of Christ too,]…with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the holy ghost according to his own will?” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).

God has INCREDIBLY BLESSED and FAVORED “HIS” people. “…How shall … [they] … escape, if ...[they] … neglect SO GREAT [of a] SALVATION ” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).

The BIGGEST mistake MANKIND can ever make collectively or individually is to BEHAVE as if they DON’T BELONG to God. “…“How long will these people treat me with contempt (disrespect)?” (Daniel 14:11 NIV). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).  

God has GIVEN “HIS” people EVERYTHING!! “…His divine power hath given unto us (HIS PEOPLE) ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3 KJV).

There is nothing ELSE to offer “HIS” people. “…If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. …" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV).  “…How shall we escape” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV). “God so loved THE WORLD, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life…” (John 3:16).  

“…SALVATION is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved…” (Acts 4:12 NIV). “…And there is SALVATION in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved…” (Acts 4:12 NASB). “…There is SALVATION IN NO ONE ELSE” (Acts 4:12a NLT).

“…“If” we neglect SO [of a] GREAT SALVATION ” it is done by CHOICE (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV). “…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).  “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve….” (Joshua 24:15 KJV). “…Neglect not the gift that is in thee…” (1 Timothy 4:14 KJV).“…you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:38 NLT).  “…God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son “INTO” …. [y]OUR HEARTS…” (Galatians 4:6 NASB). “…the Spirit of God DWELL[s]… in you” (Romans 8:9 KJV).

YOU EITHER BELONG TO GOD OR YOU DON’T BELONG TO HIM. "…Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others…” (Matthew 23:23 NASB).

"…But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others….” (Luke 11:42 NASB).

“[MY PEOPLE]…Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning…” (Luke 12:35 NLT). “…We (God’s people) ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which [they] have heard, lest at any time [they] should let them slip (neglect them)…” (Hebrews 1:2 KJV).

“…How shall [they] escape, if [they] neglect SO GREAT [of a] SALVATION ” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV). Neglect, of any kind is risky and could lead to blasphemy. “…For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience (insult, disrespect, blasphemy) was punished…” (Hebrews 2:2 NLT).

If you neglect mowing your yard; it will grow wild; if you neglect cleaning your house; it will get dirtier and dirtier; if you neglect to water you plants; they will eventually die; if you neglect to study for a test; you will fail; if you neglect to sow your farm land; there will be no harvest to reap. There are certain things in life you CAN NOT neglect or there will be negative consequences.

If you neglect the GREAT salvation; there will be consequences. “…How shall [you] escape  (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV). “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling…” (Philippians 2:12 KJV). “…Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin…” (James 4:17 KJV).

Being God’s people REQUIRE attentiveness and dependency upon God. “…Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watchingThe lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers” (Luke 12:37, 46 NLT).

Jesus was attentive to God’s business. “…The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, THIS DAY is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” (John 4:16-21 KJV).

  Jesus depended upon God. “…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and WITH POWER: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for GOD WAS WITH HIM. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem…” (Acts 10:38-39 KJV).

You were NOT always God’s PEOPLE. “by the GRACE of God I am what I am” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV).  He couldn’t MIX with SIN, but through JESUS you BECAME “HIS” people. God’s people are his chosen race, his royal priest hood, and his people. “… You once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy…” (1 Peter 2:10 NASB).

God’s people are WISE and KNOW what to do through his  HOLY WORD. “…And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand…” (Matthew 7:26 KJV). “…For God saved… [his people] … and called …[them]… to live a holy life. He did this, not because … [they] … DESERVED it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of timeto show … [them] … his GRACE through Christ Jesus…” (2 Timothy 1:9 NLT). Therefore, “…Neglect not the gift that is in thee…” (1 Timothy 4:14 KJV).

“…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).  Thus, “… How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who … has insulted the Spirit of Grace?   …" (Hebrews 10:26-31 NIV). “… any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven…” (Matthew 12:31 NASB). Is blasphemy simple something you say or does it also include to you perpetually do?

 “…My people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward” (Jeremiah 7:24 NLT). the people replied, “Don’t waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires” (JEREMIAH 18:12 NLT). “…The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these (my) people treat me with contempt (disrespect, insult, blasphemy, etc.)?” (Daniel 14:11 NIV).

“…you are … A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).   

[God’s people are KNOWN] … by their fruits…” (Matthew 7:16 KJV). “…The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance…” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV). 
WHEN YOU BELONG TO GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT, YOU WILL DISPLAY THE HOLY FRUIT, BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT, HIMSELF, WILL PRODUCE THE HOLY FRUIT "IN" AND "THROUGH" YOU!!

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