Bible Verses about {Lust}

1 John 2:15-17

15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Mark 4:19

19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

John 8:44

44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Romans 1:24

24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 6:12

12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Romans 13:14

 14But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Ephesians 2:3

3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Ephesians 4:22

22That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 

2 Timothy 2:22

22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

2 Timothy 4:3

 3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Titus 3:3

3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 4:1-3

1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

1 Peter 4:1-4

1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

Jude 18

18How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

(Special thanks to Doctrine Matters Bible Topic Guidebook by Missionary spencer smith.)

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Bible Verses about {Hope}

Psalms 16:9

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalms 31:24

24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalms 71:5

5For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

Psalms 119:114

114Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Proverbs 10:28

28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Jeremiah 17:7

7Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Romans 5:1-5

1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 15:13

13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Titus 1:2

2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 

Titus 2:3

3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 

(Special thanks to Doctrine Matters Bible Topic Guidebook by Missionary spencer smith.)

Unbelievers and Sugar-Coating the Bible.

Hello, hope you are doing alright. I know life can prove to be hard, but remind yourself that Jesus ended it all on the cross and that all you always need is Jesus Christ because He is everything.

Is it just me or do you also come across all sorts of things, sources, and people out there who only love reciting the bible verses that in their minds align with their lifestyles, which is not of God. A lot of them like to say things like Jesus preached love, why are you hating? God loves everyone no matter what, Thou shall not judge, or judge not. All these are just referred to as sugar-coating the Bible, being that they only want to hear and practice sweet and pleasure-giving verses of the Bible that align with their lives. SAD.

You can eat your cake and have Sir, you can’t cherry-pick what to practice from the bible, you are to live the entire Bible. From my own understanding, the entire Bible themes, events, generations and everything else you can think of, all lead to one ultimate theme “Jesus Christ”. There is no jumping the staircase here, you have to use your legs one by one, basically take the bible as it is, not picking only what suits your life or your situation.

The thing I find funny is that those who don’t believe in God or believe in other false gods are those who actually argue about the word of God ( the Holy Bible).

Thanks for reading and KEEP THE FAITH STRONG.

{On My Death Bed}

Hello, How are you doing? I hope you are doing well in Christ. I have wanted to do this for a while now. What is this? you may ask. I have wanted to write about my experience with people on their death beds. I have in recent years found myself working in a healthcare sector, in which here and there people progressively deteriorate and die, or in general suddenly pass on. Me being me ‘a night shift worker’, I have spent a few times with them talking with them on my night shifts, questioning them, just to know how life was for them. Their narratives always tend to start the same way and end similar as well. Well, I will be talking about those things here in the nearest future. Before I close, let me leave this with you.

Ecclesiastes 12:8-14

8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity. 9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. 10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

A little Part of the Sermon”Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards from July 8 1741.

All Wicked men’s pains and contrivance which they use escape hell, while they continue to reject Christ, and so remain wicked men, do not secure them from hell one moment. Almost every natural man that hears of hell flatters himself for his own security; he flatters himself in what he has done, in what he is now doing, or what he intends to do. Every one lays out matters in his own mind how he shall avoid damnation, and flatters himself that he contrives well for himself and that his schemes will not fail. They hear indeed that there are but few saved, and that the greater part of men that have died heretofore are gone to hell; but each one imagines that he lays out matters better for his own escape than others have done. He does not intend to come to that place of torment; he says within himself, that he himself as not to fail. But the foolish children of men miserably delude themselves in their own schemes, and in confidence in their own strength and wisdom; they trust to nothing but a shadow. The greater part of those who heretofore have lived under the same means of grace, and are now dead, are undoubtedly gone to hell; and it was not because they were not as wise as those who are now alive: it was not because they did not lay out matters as well for themselves to secure their own escape. If we could speak with them, and inquire of them, one by one, whether they expected, when alive, and when they used to hear about hell ever to be the subjects of that misery: we doubtless, should hear one and another reply, “No, I never intended to come here: I had laid out matters otherwise in my mind; I thought I should contrive well for myself: I thought my scheme good. I intended to take effectual care; but it came upon me unexpected; I did not look for it at that time, and in that manner; it came as a thief: Death outwitted me: God’s wrath was too quick for me. Oh, my cursed foolishness! I was flattering myself, and pleasing myself with vain dreams of what I would do hereafter; and when I was saying, Peace and safety, then suddenly destruction came upon me.

Thanks for reading and KEEP THE FAITH STRONG.

This World is Upside Down!!!!

Hello, hope you are doing well in Christ. I am doing well, I just have a lot going on for me right now, just trying to balance my life. I have been struggling in doing that, but I am recently getting back on my feet. More so, recently, I have been taking some tramadol, which is an opiate pain killer, for recurring pain. abdominal pain. Keep praying for me in regards to that. Those painkillers are horrible, they take away the pain for a while, and they also take my memory as well. They basically make me forget a lot of things that I have experienced recently. I do struggle to get back to continue to live my life. I have decided to only take panadol and not those more potent opiate pain killers anymore, I won’t be going back to my doctor for more scripts for those. I have also decided to flush them down the toilet. I wouldn’t take those anymore. ‘That’s enough about me’ , you would say. I agree as well. Well, keep praying for me regarding all this. I am struggling, or should I say I was struggling, but I am back on my feet. I have been attending university as well, I only go there for my studies. But you get more offers when you get there. ‘let me elaborate more’ I attend university most hours of the week. Ok I lied, some classes have been online as well, which makes it easier since it rains most days now, and the abdominal pain I experience is not a fan. But that’s not my point. I do come across some girls or creatures I should say, ‘because they claim not to be girls nowadays, even though it’s clear. They offer to sell their bodies through what they wear. ” I do look away, but the problem is if I look away from right to left, guess what? it’s there as well. “they are everywhere”. They offer you their sales by what they wear, they prefer to sell in full as well. A thought just came across my mind, “these girls would prefer to dress modestly doing their professional jobs rather than dressing modestly outside their professions”. I would say professionally, we come across lesser people than when in the public, except when you work in the public of course. Men do this as well, they put on weird things out there just to attract the opposite sex. “Ok, ok, ok, you might say I should stop looking then, but as I had stated earlier, I do, but it’s everywhere. Humans, we all love the attention don’t we?, but truth be told, we are all alone at the end of the day. Let’s go a bit more, the thing I am talking about here is that these girls think that the more naked they are, the more valuable they are and guess what? ‘they love it. They claim to just be themselves, and that they are just being independent, but no, these girls are attention seekers. Independent? but clinging unto your false view of beauty like your whole body won’t be a buffet for some lucky ants deep down in the ground one day.

I honestly don’t get this, we are so locked in on just living life. They say enjoy life because you only have one life. I would say live life right since you only have one life. “right is living it for God”. We make plans for tomorrow like tomorrow is sure of its own self.

Here are some things the Bible says about tomorrow.

Proverbs 27:1: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

James 4:13-15: Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Luke 12: 16-20: And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

I would think that we don’t like to hear such things. Of course not, since we all plan holidays 10 years from now. Puff, sorry next microsecond of our lives is not even certain. well, that is that.

Dear churches,

These things that I have emphasised, funny enough we only think it happens among people in the world. No!! even in some churches nowadays, you can’t look at the ladies there, with the way they dress. ‘church is another Friday night for them, but this time with some motivational words. I say motivational words, because in most churches nowadays, everything is based around you for some reason out there. It’s about how you can be the better you, how you can grow as a person, and how you can live your best life now. Hey, if you are living your best life now, best believe you are going to hell. Our best lives as Born again Christians will be lived with Christ Jesus in Heaven. More so, a church should be centre on Christ, not the Hillsong worship music, not your pastor and his jokes, and not your church programmes and events. It is simply Christ. Don’t be surprised that I would say that not everyone that says that they are Christians is actually Christians, and not all churches are built around the Christ of the Bible. There are many other false Churches out there, that build their existence on false christ.

2 Corinthians 11:4: For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Matthew 24:24: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

This world is upside down, and some churches are as well, we are living for ourselves, when we should be living for Christ. Let me leave this with you. How can you claim to be a Christian, when you don’t even know who Christ is?

O what a world, where everything looks all good on the surface, but deep down the foundation is crying out for help. You and I claiming to be Christians honestly have no excuse not to live for Christ. If Apostle Paul went through all that and the first Christians earned a Martyr status for our Faith in Christ Jesus, we who had not gone through 0.01% of what they had been through have no excuse. I have seen it all, life is vanity, everything just comes and goes, full of lust, full of adultery. I have been there, it’s not good at all, don’t let them deceive you, they say have some fun weirdo, meanwhile forgetting that fun itself is waiting for them to also enjoy its consequences. Live for Christ, endure to the very end.

Thanks a lot for reading. The blog is a bit here and there, but that is it from me. Thanks again for reading and KEEP THE FAITH STRONG!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

Dark days are many, but a day full of light overshadows them. (it was supposed to be posted in April).

Hello, How are you doing? Hopefully well in Christ and in the right state of mind. Been a while from me, yeah, but no excuse, here I am again. I am currently writing my final exams for this semester. Keep praying for me regarding this Let’s beat around the bush a bit. Life just feels like life is empty. For real, what is the purpose of life without God? (not the generic worldly God). Life is empty, it just takes and takes and never gives back. Life placed us all in a rat race, we are all on the move for the next race of life. Trends come, we follow them, a celebrity comes, we follow them, culture comes, we follow it. Same cycle every day, till our days, run down. What is life on its own without a purpose? basically nothing, other than just live it for the sake of living it.

If you decide to not run the rat race of life with the sprinters, they will run you down. For just being different, they will cast you out. For just being a Christian, they will nail you down every day. Sometimes, it does get to some of us. we do feel pressured and this makes us lay down all our good course of Christ, just to pick up a spike shoe and join the same rat race of life.

Life, what did you do to us? you made us horrible, you created a race for everyone, but made an easy way out for your special ones. Life, you created force happiness and false hope for us, meanwhile, you know the bounty on your head has been completed. Life, you blinded their eyes, so they wouldn’t listen to instructions. Christians know you do these things because you know you don’t want to feel lonely after your destruction has been delivered to you on a plate by Jesus Christ.

Christians will try to warn the non-believers, or those false Christians claiming to love God but doing otherwise, they will hate you simply because you are a Christian, you are an enemy to them. There is a target on us, they are always trying to look for your fault, any slight mistake, they will pounce on you like they are good people themselves (well, they believe that funny enough). They will be on your case like those judges in the courtroom, judging people’s faults, without being able to recognise their own faults.

Let me set the record straight, this blog is not written to make you feel good and make you think that you are a good person. It’s to make you realise that the life outside that in Jesus Christ that you are living in is nothing but a vapour, ‘eventually fades away. you can claim to love god and living for Jesus, ‘but you really do know yourself, You can deceive people with your false Christian faith. you can enjoy that false living now, it’s coming back to enjoy you. you can play us, but remember, God is not mocked”. Thanks for reading and KEEP THE FAITH STRONG!!!!!

{Hymns} I can feel at home any more

This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue;
The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Chorus:
O Lord, you know I have no friend like you,
If heaven’s not my home, then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door,
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

2 They’re all expecting me, and that’s one thing I know,
My Savior pardoned me and now I onward go;
I know He’ll take me thro’ tho’ I am weak and poor,
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore. [Chorus]

3 I have a loving Savior up in glory-land,
I don’t expect to stop until I with Him stand,
He’s waiting now for me in heaven’s open door,
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore. [Chorus]

4 Just up in glory-land we’ll live eternally,
The saints on every hand are shouting victory,
Their songs of sweetest praise drift back from heaven’s shore,
And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore. [Chorus]

Retrieved from hymnary.org

{Hymns} I’ll Fly Away


Some glad morning when this life is o’er,
I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away (Chorus)

Chorus
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

When the shadows of this life have gone,
I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I’ll fly away (Chorus)

Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end,
I’ll fly away (Chorus)

Harsh Reality

Should I just dive into the whole thing? I will probably do it. As a kid, my teachers always ask me who my role model is? Because I loved soccer a lot, I always say Ronaldo, sorry Messi fans. Not until I looked at the whole thing 7 years after, with Christ living in me now. Who is a role model in this world, for real, we could try to be like others, but the bitter truth is that is everyone for themselves. Have you ever thought of it that your role models even care about your interest? Funny enough, my role model then wouldn’t be able to pronounce my last and first name probably. Look at it this way, do we really know what goes on in those people’s lives? Let me answer for everyone, NO!! we don’t, we only get to see what they want us to see. Do you see the low experiences? Do you see the sins they commit in the secret? Do you see the horrible things they can’t uncut in real life? It’s like we have a little bit of truth in us, we know all this, but we are so caught up in trying to feel good and always trying to relate ourselves to other humans who even will wish that we don’t in most cases. A little bit of truth is not getting us anywhere, if you have a little bit of truth, where is the other little to make it whole.

I feel so sad within me that some people still haven’t gotten the reality. Humans are too weak to live in reality. Why is it that immediately after you read or see something that is thought challenging to you, you accept it at first, but still don’t put it into practice? I forgot to add that you are always in a hurry to get through this and hop on Snapchat, the Instagram scrolling tendency as well, where will that get you in life? Only if we can double-tap our Bible verse like we do for those pictures. I feel for you, I have been there as well. The funniest thing is that all the people I told I was going to delete my social media account thought I had depression going on. Your new and not-longing reality has blinded you. Think about this, why is it that your role models get depressed, and then they deactivate their social media accounts to so call recover or find themselves? Sadly, they always pull themselves back into it, because they had been starved of that dopamine for a while.

I love you enough to tell you this, I have been there, I have seen it all, we are not getting anywhere with this lifestyle. Do what makes you happy they say. Quick thought, imagine if what makes someone happy is to hurt or kill people. You are so blinded trying to be nice and not being able to discern what is good from what is totally wrong. Even nice itself won’t want you to be too nice. To sum the whole thing up, this segment is about you being separate from the world, being in it but not of it.

How can we claim to be Christians but don’t actually stand for the main course of your faith “Christ” Christians are meant to be Christ-like, not world-like. Be of Christ, he had won the victory against the world already.

Thanks for reading and KEEP THE FAITH STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!