“Suffer the little children to come unto me”

Jesus bless the children

 

1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:1-6

13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:13-16

 

 

“Martha, Martha,”

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38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:38-42

 

“no respect of persons”

 

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. Galatians 3:8

3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; Job 27:3

7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7

5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. Isaiah 32:5

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; Romans 2:9

8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. Isaiah 32:8

25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:25

13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; 2 Corinthians 9:13

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:11

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. Romans 10:12

32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 1 Corinthians 10:32

21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: Luke 20:21

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Luke 18:19

4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? James 2:4

39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. John 9:39

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 1 Corinthians 1:22

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:24

17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. Acts 19:17

21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:21

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 1 Peter 1:17

21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. Job 32:21

11 For there is no respect of persons with God. Romans 2:11

9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. James 2:9

25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. Colossians 3:25

10 He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons. Job 13:10

7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. 2 Chronicles 19:7

9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Ephesians 6:9

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: Deuteronomy 10:17

 

 

 

“faith”

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1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:

40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Hebrews 11:1-40

“God is love”

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7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:8

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. John 15:9

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. John 15:10

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. John 15:17

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:21

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Ephesians 4:2

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35

6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. 2 John 1:6

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 1 Timothy 1:5

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10

21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:10

24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Hebrews 10:24

22 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

1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 1 John 5:1

8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13

1 Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1

“the children of light”

 

7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: Ecclesiastes 11:7

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:4

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ephesians 5:8

36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. John 12:36

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Psalm 37:6

6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; Isaiah 42:6

10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God. Jeremiah 51:10

23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Proverbs 6:23

2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Isaiah 9:2

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. John 3:20

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Ephesians 5:13

18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10

21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. Proverbs 21:21

31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31

 

 

 

The Voyage

 

The most necessary and longest voyage is the voyage that comes out of the darkness and goes to the Light, where is the Home and the Homeland of Hope for those who believe in Christ, where again we will be called Children of God rescued and saved by The Lord Jesus.

It is a voyage impossible to do without the mercy, protection, and guidance of The Lord Jesus; and for this, we must have faith alone in Him. And He himself is Who decides the moment for who will do it, although it is offered to all, without differentiation.

No preparation is necessary, the Lord knows the conditions of each one and will provide what is necessary individually because He Himself is the Principle, the Way, and the End. Therefore, let us be sure that we will not do it alone, nor will we be abandoned during the voyage because we have been bought by Him for it; and so we will also join the Myriads of Myriads of His Army who also have traveled the same Way to the Fatherland.

In this voyage, we will understand how transient our existence is here on earth and in this body; we will learn to be honest with each other, to forgive and to love, to renounce evil — the absence of Light and the place of darkness — and to understand that evil is contrary to our happiness and our peace; and though it is under His dominion, it is contrary to all that The Lord God has created; and only those who refuse to accept His Truth and His Justice they will suffer it. We will learn the nobility of desiring and be practicing only the Good, and loving the Love, respecting the things of God, and understanding His love and His mercy with all.

We must gather all our strength to persevere in the Way to the end, the arrival; and in the course of the voyage, if possible, do not stop, do not doubt, do not look back, do not complain, and keep the look, mind, and heart fixed on the goal, with the objective of reaching The Lord’s Home, before His Presence; where we rest will be.

For those who can understand, know that this is the reason for life.

 

 

 

 

 

“forgiving one another”

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12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10

21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. 1 John 4:21

16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalm 130:4

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. Genesis 50:17

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:4,5

33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. 1 Corinthians 10:33

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30

41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Luke 6:41

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Matthew 5:23

2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Exodus 23:5

4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. Matthew 23:4

4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. Luke 17:4

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19

38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: Acts 13:38

31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18

43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:43

17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not. Nehemiah 9:17

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Mark 3:29

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. Romans 5:15

9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; Daniel 9:9

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Romans 6:1

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38

28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Luke 1:77

 

5 characteristics of LOVE

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What is love?
Is it just a feeling, coming and going, or is it something else?
The Bible says love is very powerful, it changes the way we live and relate to other people.

1 Corinthians 13 describes the perfect love that comes from God:

1. Love produces a good character

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 1 Corinthians 13:4

Whoever has love in his heart lives a different life. Love produces good qualities, such as patience and kindness, and takes away negative attitudes, such as envy and pride. Love transforms the heart.

2. Love is selfless

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 1 Corinthians 13:5

We can not talk about love without talking about how we relate to other people. Where there is love, there is no room for selfishness, rancor, or maltreatment. Love changes our relationships.

3. Love is fair

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 1 Corinthians 13:6

Truth is the opposite of injustice, because lying causes injustice. Those who have love do not want to see injustices committed against other people but are happy when the truth prevails. Truth does well and it frees.

4. Love gives strength

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7

Many things in life are difficult but love helps to overcome all. Love is a source of strength and hope in the darkest moments of life.

5. Love never perishes

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 1 Corinthians 13:8

Love is more than a feeling. The feelings change but the love continues. Love is a choice, a way of living, a power that comes directly from God. The love of God is eternal and no one can destroy it. All other things will pass away, but the love that comes from God will never end.

Thank God for your eternal love!

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

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