What Jesus said: Adultery in the Heart (Matthew 5:27-30)
“You have heard that it was saidto those of old [old covenant],‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you [new covenant] that whoeverlooks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.If your right eye causes you tosin,pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.And if your right hand [masturbation] causes you tosin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
Kerrigan Skelly explains: Jesus’ lust warning is serious! @ 39:00
“What I think Jesus is trying to communicate right here using hyperbole [overstatement to make a graphic point] is to teach this truth:
Do whatever it takes to get rid of the sin. Do whatever it takes. Why? Because your sin will cost you everything, everything in the end. And it’s better to lose whatever you have to lose than to keep sinning and lose Jesus and salvation. It’s better to get rid of whatever you need to get rid of to stop from going to eternal hell in the end.
Lust also many times involves the use of your hand or your hands. The same principle applies to verse 30 as to verse 29.
The question remains: is a little bit of pleasure you receive from lust worth everything: your life, your soul, your eternity? And if you answer ‘no,’ you need to prove it by your actions.”
False doctrine starts if we conform the Word to our experience – Skelly @ 1:03:35
“Conforming the Word to your experience instead of conforming your experience to the Word is definitely a problem. That’s how false doctrine starts.”
Got this from Dennis Kucinich, former congressman, but it also applies to JESUS’ PRAYER in John 17:20-23:
“Not for these only do I pray, but for those also who believe in me through their word, that they may ALL be ONE; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be ONE IN US; THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE that you sent me.
THE GLORY which you have given me, I have GIVEN to them; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE one; I in them, and you in me, that they may be PERFECTED into one; THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.”
May we all become right with each other in Him “that the world will know” — and all of us will be “SO HAPPY,” resting in His presence, “perfected into one!”
“We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.”
“Is it true today that when people stand With the fire of God and the truth in hand We’ll see miracles, we’ll see angels sing We’ll see broken hearts making history Yes it’s true and I believe it I’m living for you
“I’m gonna be a History Maker in this land I’m gonna be a speaker of truth to all mankind I’m gonna stand, I’m gonna run Into your arms, into your arms again
There’s a place in my heart Reserved for You Where I hear Your still small voice Whisper words of truth Every hour, every day I know You’re there Gently calling me to come To that place of prayer
Only for You I want to live Willing to serve, ready to give All that I am, all that I do Lord, may it be only for You There are times when I fail To do Your will
Falling short of Your desire
Plans left unfulfilled
But I know even then
Your love remains
There to bring me back again
To Your arms of grace
‘Cause only for You I want to live Willing to serve, ready to give All that I am, all that I do Lord, may it be only for You
Only for You I want to live Willing to serve, ready to give All that I am, all that I do Lord, may it be only for You Lord, may it be only for You Lord, may it be only for You
God is building an army Mighty warriors strong and true Marching boldly to battle Hear His voice and quickly do
And the land that Satan stole away
We’re coming back to take today So let us join in one accord Fight the battle, win the war
We are an army We’re marching hand in hand
We’re taking back the land
That Satan stole
We are an army
We’re marching hand in hand Together we will stand For our Lord
Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.
Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.
I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.
Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that?Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …
I became a Christian in 1974 while reading the Paul and Silas jailer story in Acts 16 mentioned in this song. It was clear to me they had what I wanted. I was trying to find the true source of being able to love others — the one true religion that worked, which I hadn’t found while studying in the Lutheran school system K-12. While in my senior year, I don’t know why, but I decided to start reading the Bible in Acts 1, which I still think is a great place to start.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Let every creature under God’s sun praise the Lord Let all the mountains, let all the valleys Let all the hillsides sing of His glory Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it Put your singers first in front of the rest Let them praise and sing to me And you will see the salvation of your God And watch your enemies flee
Paul and Silas were thrown in jail For preaching the gospel of Christ Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened Then the jailer ran in scared to death and that day he found salvation