Hello again dear readers. Join me as I look into my last 10:10 and a few 1:10’s in the New Testament.
1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Yes, all of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, so make sure you are speaking the truth in love and have a true estimation of who you are in Christ.
2 John 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him;
Many there are these days, as there were in the first Apostle’s days, who don’t stick to the basic gospel: Jesus’ virgin birth, torture, death and resurrection. The Word speaks of gospels of angels, of demons, denial of resurrection, …
3 John 1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
This passage speaks of leaders who do not believe the truth of the Gospel, prohibit those who do, and throws these people out of the church.
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.
If you read further, they’ve “run greedily into the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.” (v.11)
Revelation 10:10 Then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
the ‘book’ or scroll did just as the angel said
11 And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”
As in the days of Noah…as in the days of the early church… as in the 21st century… it behooves us to dig into the Word of God and ask Holy Spirit to enlighten us and help us understand the truths it contains. This world is going to continue to descend into the deep chasms of darkness and error the Bible talks about, but those who walk in the light of Jesus Christ and fellowship with the Lord will shine brighter as the world gets darker. God planned your birth for this time, in this place to shine forth the glory of God and accomplish the good works God planned for you.
This weekend as we celebrate “the wearing of the green” for St. Patrick‘s Day , I encourage you to learn about the fascinating life and ministry of the man we celebrate who brought salvation to the Emerald Isle. I pray amongst the festivities you’ll deepen your communion with the Lord of life, for He is worthy!