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THE INNER ROOM - "Learn and Grow - to Maturity". Please read the 1st Post.

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  1. #1 Bondman, Jan 1, 2008
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    THE INNER ROOM - Here You Can Learn How to Become a TRUE Christian!

    "That in ALL Things in my Life HE May Always Take FIRST Place"

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    [​IMG]A Very Big WELCOME to Current Visitors! Well done!
    (Read, Learn, Grow... Meet Jesus... Receive Your Reward from God!!)

    [​IMG] START The Inner Room HERE - "Heard of These?... Be a 'True' Christian "
    [​IMG] The Inner RoomMESSAGES1stINDEX (simpler at start, then meatier!)
    [​IMG]Reaching Higher MESSAGES1stINDEX (a tad more advanced perhaps)
    [​IMG]Gems MESSAGES1stINDEX (for everyone; sometimes shorter messages)
    [​IMG]Disciple! MESSAGES1stINDEX (great Messages to help you GROW in Christ!)
    [​IMG][​IMG]A New Way MESSAGES1stINDEX(new style messages just for you!)

    [​IMG]All Bondman Messages can be READ here, and you can SEARCH them as well - Truly New Testament
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    MY PERSONAL GOAL IS FOR YOU TO BE SAVED FOREVER!
    ALL of The Inner Room Messages written here have One Goal: to ensure YOU get to Heaven - not Hell - ecause you know and are CERTAIN that you really are what I call a True Christian!! Here's a SHOCKER!! - you can TRUST me that it's fairly RARE to find a really True Christian!! MOST Western church-goers are NOT (and so that may well include YOU - despite what you currently thinl

    WHAT YOU WILL READ HERE
    The Inner Room simply and clearly sets forth, SOLELY from the NEW TESTAMENT (with NO denominational bias), the Major Truths you MUST first of all KNOW, then LIVE, if you're to have ANY hope at all of becoming a real and true Christian Believer... in order to be with the Lord forever!

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    TOTALLY CRUCIAL!!!
    1. You need to read ALL of the Messages here!
    2. WHY? Because they are the MAJOR TRUTHS of the New Testament that God's taken 30 years to personally teach me.
    3. Otrherwise
    you will completely MISS other Messages with CRITICAL TRUTHS you have NEVER been taught (just like I never was!) - truths that are absolutely CRUCIAL to your future - either WITH God, or WITHOUT Him!! Please, please do NOT let that happen!!

    MORE IMPORTANT GOALS!
    Is getting you to heaven the only goal of The Inner Room? Absolutely NOT!!

    So what IS? Well, THAT is exactly why you need to read ALL, and I do mean ALL, of the Messages here. You have to KNOW with certainty, and be LIVING out, all of the MAJOR truths the New Testament sets forth - and here is where you can learn WHAT they are, PLUS HOW to live them!!

    A "MUST KNOW" TRUTH
    Please recognise that the true Christian life is NOT an easy one. If what you want is a bed of roses then you will never become a real Christian. It will COST you everything, and ALL of you - yet the Spiritual rewards will ultimately be things like:

    .:: TRUE Joy and Peace and Love and Freedom in your life, AND
    .:: Getting to personally KNOW a wonderful and astonishing God

    Would I ever be tempted to go back to my earlier life? NEVER!!!!


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    With the Lord God as our Focus of ALL Parts of our Life, We Have HIS Peace filling our Hearts!


    ME AND MY BELOVED
    I call myself Bondman because I chose to be a full-time servant/bondman/bond-slave to Jesus in 1999 - and I call my dear, dear wife Beloved because she is! I am 73 yrs old and helping people via the Net is my full-time ministry. I write SHORT Messages of the things God has gloriously taught me these past 50+ years of walking with Him, and specifically since 1984 when the Holy Spirit began to teach me how to live a full and TRUE Christian life according to all of God's teachings in the New Testament (very, very sadly, few churches ever succeed in doing this).
    Only by His grace I am now a mature Christian, and have specific gifts from Him, like the Gift of Teaching His glorious Gospel. As a bondman to Jesus I've willingly given up ALL of my personal rights to Him, i.e., I live to serve Him, ONLY Him, forever (and thus serve you), and to do my very, very best to OBEY all those things that God commands us to do.
    The Holy Spirit has taught me the Scriptures (still learning), and as mentioned above, most specifically the New Testament, where we all must live our lives since Jesus came to earth and died for our sins - ushering in a totally New Covenant!
    My Dedication: is to my Lord and Master, then to YOU who choose to become part of The Inner Room, committed to reading every Message and becoming a real and true Christian man or woman!! I want nothing LESS than for YOU to gain a NEW knowledge and understanding of our Blessed Lord Himself - that will change your life FOREVER!!
    Much love and blessings to YOU from us!!
    - Bondman (BM), always with the support of his precious Lady.
     
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    PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY

    MESSAGE INDEX

    Simply Click on any Message to go Directly to it...

    #0 BUT LORD, IT'S JUST TOO HARD
    #1 PERSONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS
    #2 LIVING RIGHT
    #3 PERSISTENCE
    #4 WE GOTTA BE OBEDIENT!
    #5 BEING A SAINT!
    #6 CORRESPONDENCE (1)
    #7 SCRIPTURE (1)
    #8 SCRIPTURE (2)
    #9 DARE TO BELIEVE
    #10 CHRISTIAN MATURITY
    #11 SCRIPTURE (3)
    #12 PERSONAL WHOLENESS
    #13 SCRIPTURE (4) BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING! Part 1
    #14 SPIRITUAL INDIGESTION...
    #15 THREE ESSENTIALS, Steps Towards Maturity
    #16 THREE THINGS WE NEED TO BE
    #17 I COULD REALLY GET UPSET
    #18 SCRIPTURE (5) THE GREATEST LOVER
    #19 YOU'RE NEVER ALONE - TRULY!
    #20 SCRIPTURE (6) BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING! Part 2
    #21 HEAD AND HEART
    #22 THE QUESTION OF LUST Part 1
    #23 THE QUESTION OF LUST Part 2
    #24 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 1 (very Important!)
    #25 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 2 (very Important!)
    #26 GETTING ANSWERS TO PRAYER
    #27 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 3 (very Important!)
    #28 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 4 (very Important!)
    #29 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 5 (very Important!)
    #30 THE QUESTION OF GUILT
    #31 HOW TO WALK, LIVE & PRAY IN THE SPIRIT Part 6 (very Important!)
    #32 HARDSHIP, TRIALS, TRIBULATIONS, AND MORE...
    #33 EASTER...
    #34 RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, GODLINESS Part 1
    #35 RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, GODLINESS Part 2
    #36 FROM 'HERE' TO 'ETERNITY'
    #37 NEW OR OLD TESTAMENT?? PART 1
    #38 RUTS
    #39 DIE TO OUR DESIRES, AWAKE TO HIS!
    #40 BONDMAN - DOULOS
    #41 DO WE REALLY CARE? PART 1
    #42 THINGS THAT GET A GIANT HOLD OF US
    #43 GIVING, TAKING - and PATIENCE
    #44 SOME PRAYER GUIDES - 1
    #45 BE TEACHABLE
    #46 GREAT NEWS!
    #47 RELATIONSHIPS PART 1
    #48 CONFESSING, REPENTING, THANKING, AND MORE...
    #49 THE 1ST BONDMAN PARAPHRASE
    #50 GETTING THE LORD INTO FIRST PLACE IN OUR LIVES
    #51 Trust and OBEY
    #52 I and ME - Part 1
    #53 I and ME - Part 2
    #54 TWO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TRUTHS - 1
    #55 TWO INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TRUTHS - 2
    #56 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING
    #57 TWO TYPES OF SINFULNESS
    #58 THE WORD OF GOD
    #59 LOSE - AND SAVE YOUR LIFE
    #60 THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT - Part 1
    #61 THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT - Part 2
    #62 THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT - Part 3
    #63 THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT - Part 4
    #64 BECAUSE HE LOVES
    #65 DON'T SHY AWAY FROM HARD TIMES
    #66 TO ENSURE NO ONE WAS MISLEAD:
    #67 LET'S ALL BECOME PEOPLE OF THE BOOK!
    #68 CHALLENGE!!! - Part 1
    #69 SOME PRAYER GUIDES
    #70 A PERSONAL STORY
    #71 YOU ARE A SAINT!
    #72 SCRIPTURE (7) - Matthew 7:13-15
    #73 HARD - or WONDERFUL?
    #74 ABOUT BIBLE TRANSLATIONS - Part 1
    #75 ABOUT BIBLE TRANSLATIONS - Part 2
    #76 IS MY FOCUS ME? - OR GOD?
    #77 A SHORT PERSONAL STORY
    #78 CHALLENGE!!! - Part 2
    #79 LIfE AND...
    #80 ACCEPTING WHO YOU ARE IN JESUS
    #81 WHEN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE SEEMS TO BE ON HOLD... Part 1
    #82 WHEN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE SEEMS TO BE ON HOLD... Part 2
    #83 FAITH vs. FEELINGS
    #84 YHWH, THE GREAT FORGIVER!
    #85 JUST WHEN YOU'RE FEELIN' GOOD...
    #86 THE WONDERFUL PATH OF FORGIVENESS - Part 1
    #87 THE WONDERFUL PATH OF FORGIVENESS - Part 2
    #88 DON'T TRY TO MIX THE NEW AND OLD COVENANTS - Part 2
    #89 HOW TO BE READY TO BE JUDGED BY THE LORD - Part 1
    #90 MORE ABOUT JUDGMENT - Part 2
    #91 THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF GOD IN US!
    #92 WOULDN'T WE WANT TO BE OBEDIENT?
    #93 THE NEW COVENANT (TESTAMENT), BETTER THAN THE OLD - Part 3
    #94 HOW TO READ THE SCRIPTURES (AND HOW NOT!) - Part 1
    #95 I WAS STRUGGLING...
    #96 WHAT GOD HIMSELF SAYS ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES - Part 2
    #97 A SPIRITUAL CHECKUP (are you game!) - 1
    #98 HANDLING EVIL
    #99 WHAT THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY (AND DOES!) - Part 3
    #100 BEING 'IN' - THEN 'OUT'!
    #101 BACK TO BASICS - Part 1 THE PROBLEM OF SIN!
    #102 TO TITHE OR NOT TO TITHE - THAT IS THE QUESTION? - Part 4
    #103 THE QUESTION OF LOVING OURSELVES
    #104 DO YOU WANT ALL OF JESUS?
    #105 NOT TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH AT ONCE!
    #106 'LORD I WANT TO DO ONLY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO!'
    #107 A RELATIONSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY GOD? - Come On Now...!
    #108 ABOUT GUILT AND THE DEVIL
    #109 RELATIONSHIPS - PART 2
    #110 WANT TO BE HAPPY? (WHO DOESN'T!)
    #111 THAT NEW COMMANDMENT - Part 1
    #112 THAT NEW COMMANDMENT - Part 2
    #113 SERVING THE LORD IS GOOD! - Part 1 :cool:
    #114 YEP SERVING THE LORD IS GOOD! - Part 2
    #115 'GREEK THINKING' REALLY DOESN'T HELP OUR CHRISTIAN WALK!
    #116 WANT TO REALLY BE FREE? (YOU CAN!)
    #117 WHAT 'JOB' HAS GOD GIVEN TO YOU?
    #118 THE PROBLEM OF 'WEAK FAITH'
    #119 THREE 'SECRETS' TO SERIOUS AND PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING
    #120 BONDMAN'S SUMMARY OF 120 MESSAGES
    #121 BUGGING GOD
    #122 ABOUT HUSBANDS AND WIVES - Part 1
    #123 MORE ABOUT HUSBANDS AND WIVES - Part 2
    #124 WIVES CAN MAKE OR BREAK THEIR HUSBANDS - Part 3
    #125 FREED FROM CURSES
    #126 ENCOURAGING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
    #127 THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS (AGAIN!)
    #128 THE QUESTION OF OUR PURITY BEFORE OUR GOD - Part 1
    #129 OUR WORLDLINESS SIMPLY HAS TO GO!! - Part 2
    #130 INTRODUCING THE NEED - Part 3
    #131 WORKING TOWARDS MAKING AN ASTONISHING DIFFERENCE!! - Part 4
    #132 SAY "HELLO" TO KP AND SOME OTHER WONDERFUL CHRISTIANS!!! - Part 5
    #133 TWO INTERESTING FACTS (ONE IS SHOCKING!) - Part 6
    #134 MARTYRDOM IN 2008 - Part 7
    #135 WINNING SOULS TO CHRIST IN THE 10/40 WINDOW - Part 8
    #136 PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS IN OUR TIME
    #137 HE WILL HELP YOU IN ALL THINGS!
    #138 HOW IMPORTANT IS KNOWING GOD'S WILL?
    #139 WE CAN - AND MUST! - BEAR FRUIT
    #140 HARDSHIP - BRINGING US TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY!
    #141 SCRIPTURE (8) - WHO WE ARE IN JESUS!
    #142 "CHAT" PRAYER - A DIFFERENT WAY TO PRAY
    #143 THE VERY SERIOUS QUESTION OF GUILT
    #144 BEING FORGIVEN, HEAVEN, REWARDS & MUCH MORE...
    #145 "SECRETS" OF LIVING AS A TRUE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN - Part 1
    #146 SORTING OUR GOD'S COMMANDS in the OLD TESTAMENT and NEW TESTAMENT
    #147 LET'S GET CLEAR ABOUT FORGIVENESS, SIN, REPENTANCE
    #148 "SECRETS" OF LIVING AS A TRUE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN - Part 2
    #148a "SECRETS" OF LIVING AS A TRUE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN - Part 2a
    #149 SCRIPTURE Q and A...
    #150 DOING "THE GREAT COMMISSION" RIGHT!
    #151 A HOLY BOLDNESS!
    #152 "SECRETS" OF LIVING AS A TRUE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN - Part 3
    #153 AMAZING! - WE GET TO CHOOSE!! (Heaven or Hell) - Part 1
    #154 AMAZING! - WE GET TO CHOOSE!! (Heaven or Hell) - Part 2
    #155 IN HEAVEN'S NAME - WHY??
    #156 HOW YOU MAY FIND THE TRUTH!
    #157 WHY DOESN'T GOD?... or WHY DOES GOD?...
    #158 INCREDIBLE NEWS ABOUT HOW GOOD YOU ARE!
    #159 LESSONS
    #160 TOWARDS REALLY STARTING TO SUCCEED IN OUR CHRISTIAN LIVES - Part 1
    #161 TOWARDS REALLY STARTING TO SUCCEED IN OUR CHRISTIAN LIVES - Part 2
    #162 "SECRETS" OF LIVING AS A TRUE NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN - Part 4
    #163 HOW TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT - Part 5
    #164 WE ALL LOVE BLESSINGS, DON'T WE?
    #165 ACCEPTING GOD'S DISCIPLINE IS QUITE AMAZING!
    #166 THIS IS GOD'S WORK - AND TRULY GOD AT WORK!
    #167 REJOICING AT ONE LOST SOUL- NOW FOUND!
    #168 DAILY LIVING FOR SERIOUS BELIEVERS
    #169 WINNING OVER TEMPTATION
    #170 BLESSINGS AND CURSES
    #171 JESUS LEARNS OBEDIENCE!!
    #172 OUR FAITH: DOESN'T NEED TO BE AS HARD AS WE MAY THINK
    #173 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS - Part 3
    #174 THE DANGER OF RICHES (and how to fix this!)
    #175 PLEASE DON'T BE A PART OF THIS HORRIFIC TRAP!
    #176 A SPIRITUAL CHECKUP (if you're game!) - 2
    #177 LUST AND STUFF ('Confessions')
    #178 TAKE GREAT CARE TO RECEIVE - NOT LOSE - YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD! - Part 1
    #179 TAKE GREAT CARE TO RECEIVE - NOT LOSE - YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD! - Part 2
    #180 TAKE GREAT CARE TO RECEIVE - NOT LOSE - YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD! - Part 3
    #181 TAKE GREAT CARE TO RECEIVE - NOT LOSE - YOUR HEAVENLY REWARD! - Part 4
    #182 A FASCINATING PRAYER ADDITION TO 'NORMAL'...
    #183 WHO EXACTLY DID JESUS SAY WILL GET ETERNAL LIFE? - Part 1
    #184 WHO EXACTLY DID JESUS SAY WILL GET ETERNAL LIFE? - Part 2
    #185 Hmmm... (a Rather Surprising Verse)
    #186 DEALING CORRECTLY WITH THE SCRIPTURES - Part 5
    #187 WHO EXACTLY DID JESUS SAY WILL GET ETERNAL LIFE? - Part 3
    #188 HOW DO WE LOVE EACH ANOTHER? Part 1
    #189 HOW DO WE LOVE EACH ANOTHER? Part 2
    #190 WHY ARE WE NOT DISCIPLING OUR CONVERTS? - Part 1
    #191 WHY ARE WE NOT DISCIPLING OUR CONVERTS? - Part 2
    #192 ENJOYING THE LORD!
    #193 DECIDING TO NOT BE GOD'S ENEMY ANY MORE - Part 1
    #194 YOU TRULY CAN LIVE "THE LIFE" - Part 2
    #195 MEETING IN SILVER FERN GULLY
    #196 HOW TO BE CERTAIN GOD IS WITH YOU
    #197 SCRIPTURE (9) - IMPROVE YOUR DAILY WALK WITH ALL OF THESE!
    #198 HOW TO BE BECOMING CLEAN OF ALL GARBAGE IN YOUR LIFE
    #199 HOW TO REALLY LEARN (AS PART OF "LEARN and GROW!")
    #200 TIPS FOR SEEKING GOD'S GUIDANCE FOR OUR LIFE
     
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    PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


    MESSAGE #0 *lol*

    "BUT LORD, IT'S JUST TOO HARD"

    Ever felt the Christian life is like that? That no matter how hard you try you can't get it to work properly. And you feel frustrated sometimes - and guilty at other times. "I should be doing better than this!" you feel.

    Well faint not, for this is common! I've been there. We all have. But the question that has to be asked - and answered! - is WHY? What's the problem here? This is SERIOUS! What on earth is going on??

    Answers seem quite difficult to find - but I think that's cos we're usually looking in the wrong place. Here's a statement of FACT: the Christian life is not just HARD - it's IMPOSSIBLE! And the sooner we recognise this, the sooner we can really start to LEARN and GROW as God wants us to.

    It's impossible for US TO LIVE IT. But NOT FOR GOD! What He's waiting for is me to admit that I'm licked, that I've tried - but I just can't do it. Waiting for me to get to this point... then come to HIM for help.

    These days (it was NOT always so!) I live a successful life in Christ. My Christian life actually WORKS! And if for me, so for you also. Truly! You just need the means to get there, and that I can help you with. But first a warning: this is NOT for the faint-hearted, or the ones who are like the seed that falls on stony ground or among thorns (I dare you to go and read (click) Mark 4:18-19! Don't be THIS. But rather be as in Mark 4:20!! :)) That is, ya gotta be deadly serious about all of this - or be content with the consequences of failing!

    More to come...

    - BM and his Lady [​IMG]

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  4. If this Inner Room will lead me to the Holy of Holies then I am ready to begin when the group is ready.
     
  5. WOOT! SUBSCRIBE! Its good to have the IR back BM!
     
  6. Feels great this end too I can tell you, my wonderful (young) friend! *hehe, had to throw the 'young' in there!*

    I'm ready, freedom. People will come - we're off and going!

    "The Holy of Holies"? Not totally sure what you mean by that. I know what it is of course. If you're meaning getting closer and closer to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, oh yes, definitely possible - depending on how fair dinkum (seriously meaning business) the individual is. Takes hard work and few are willing to pay that price. But from my experience I can say that the REWARDS are beyond fantastic!!!

    Blessings to you!

    - BM and his Mrs
     
  7. That is just what I meant.
     
  8. Hey Bondman and Lady,

    What a great idea. I am ready as well as well to learn and grow together in the Lord Jesus Christ as last night in church we were all challenged not to stay in our boats but to launch out and take risks...... For Jesus that is.... He does not want us to stay in the same place as we were last year . Let this be a year of new oportunities, new adventures with Him, sharing our burdens , praying for one another and most of all growing in His love that He has for us. He is going to do mighty things for us. Praise His name forevermore. Hallalujah !!! Glory to His Name. I feel like dancing.:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:


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  9. I'm ready! How do ya sign up?
     
  10. :) you just did :) the IR (at least how it has gone in the past) is a place to come together - challenge each other, share things that God has laid on our hearts, study together, share messages, and offer and ask for prayer requests :) all that you need is a open and willing heart to give all glory to the most high
     
  11. Hi everyone! Happy new year! You can call me Rebekah. Good to see you all!
     
  12. Hey BM! I was able to not only pray today but get back into my Bible. :) (There is a back story to all of those that don't understand what this means but I'd rather not get into it and just the past stay in the past)

    I've started the lifejournal over again and I'm going to try and keep with it this time. Basically the lifejournal helps you read the Bible in a year and has you read the Bible in a theme for each day.
     
  13. Hey BG - (some habits are hard to break but I'll try to get used to calling you Rebekah)
     
  14. Hallelujah, Dusty!! I'm with you and your Pastors!

    Amen and Amen!!

    Great to see you Honeybare! Amanda said it spot on!!
     
  15. Hey, Rebekah!!!! Yee-harrrrrr!! Welcome, dear one...

    Fabulous news, hon! You stuck at this and you've got there. Way to go, girl!!!!
     
  16. Somehow I did :) hopefully things start picking up here soon and looking good - my hope - is a break from all the trials :p a little R&R would be nice before we start the fun stuff again :fish:

    o and a side note my new favorite smiley -->:fish:
     
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    PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


    MESSAGE #1

    PERSONAL RIGHTEOUSNESS

    Freedom07 spoke about the Holy of Holies - that incredibly special place in the (Jewish) Temple where God dwelt! And he wrote this thinking about how can we get closer and closer to God here in The Inner Room. Can we? Oh YES!!!

    But here's something deeper involving the word Holy. Peter speaks this utterly astonishing thing that God says to us (are you ready for this?): "Be holy, as I am holy!" 1 Peter CH 1:16. Is he kidding? How can this be? I'm a sinner, not a holy man!! I'm to be HOLY... like GOD!!

    Wow, that really is a bit much! God is, well, He's PERFECT. That's what holy means. Or we could use the word righteous here also. He is both Holy and righteous. And we're to be the same. Yikes!

    But here's good news. The moment we accepted Jesus, immediately the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit took up residence IN US. Our sins were taken away, we were cleansed, and we were made perfect - all in and because of the Lord Jesus. That is, when God looks at us ever since, all He sees is Jesus' PERFECTION (not our sinfulness). Sees only HIS perfect holiness. HIS righteousness. So we can say that "POSITIONALLY" - in Christ - we are all perfectly, 100%, holy and righteous!! Can you handle that? I sure can!!!

    Okay, let's go further. God is NOT satisfied with me being righteous just in Jesus. He wants me to start getting some... I'll call it PERSONAL righteousness. That is, some "goodness" of my own. Some... yes, some perfection! How can THAT possibly happen? Well as we LEARN and thus as we GROW, we can begin to see how to live RIGHT!! And then a bit more right, and so we start on this journey towards getting some personal righteousness and holiness (Scripturally true - I'm not making this up!)

    And the best possible thing we can do to get our righteousness started is --- OBEDIENCE! To do and be good, we need to know HOW to live, right? It's all there in the New Testament for us. Then we need, and need desperately - to start actually BEING OBEDIENT to what He says. And I'll write more on this real soon, okay?

    Bless all you guys real good. Thankyou for being part of The Inner Room. That means so much to me and my Lady - AND to the Lord!

    - BM and his Beloved [​IMG]


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  18. O noes! Its that dreaded O word! :eek: Hey I know that reaction well but I try to obey. And I'm just about the most fiercely independent do it my own way kinda person I know. I HATE giving up control and doing what someone else tells me too but I know that when I do give up control and accept God's word, timing, and instructions wonderful things happen.
     
  19. Yep, sorry 'bout dat! - the dreaded O word again!! *haha*

    Gotta tell ya a secret: I am also the "most fiercely independent do it my own way kinda person I know"!! But if you'll stick WITH HIM LONG ENOUGH, God has this incredibly wonderful habit of slowly wearing you down on that - WITH LOVE!!! (Yes, I know, fairly 'dirty' tactics there! *NOT!!*)

    And over a fair ole period of time, He's 'worn me down' to being OBEDIENT to Him these days! Wooo, I tell ya, what you said is absolutely and positively right: the TRUE blessings that flow from doing what He says are worth more than all the gold in the whole world!!! And the silver and platimum too. Well, I sure wouldn't ever exchange, anyways!!
     
  20. Yep, sorry 'bout dat! - the dreaded O word again!! *haha*

    Gotta tell ya a secret: I am also the "most fiercely independent do it my own way kinda person I know"!! But if you'll stay WITH HIM LONG ENOUGH God has this incredibly wonderful habit of slowly wearing you down on that - WITH LOVE!!! Yes, I know, fairly 'dirty' tactics there! *NOT!!*

    And over a fair ole period of time, He's 'worn me down' to being OBEDIENT to Him these days! Wooo, I tell ya, what you said is absolutely and positively right: the TRUE blessings that flow from doing what He says are worth more than all the gold in the whole world!!! Well, I sure wouldn't ever exchange, anyways!
     

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